A Child Who Lived with Autism: Why Person First Language Matters

A local tragedy that resulted in the death of a 14 year old young man brought out the need for a complete overhaul of the local Rochester City School District. However, the case also highlighted  how we classify and talk about individuals living with disabilities and mental illness. The young man Trevyan Rowe lived withContinue reading “A Child Who Lived with Autism: Why Person First Language Matters”

Heart Bombing Workshop w/ Young Urban Preservationists | February 10

540WMain Community Learning Academy presents: Heart Bombing Workshop w/ Young Urban Preservationists | February 10 Saturday February 10 // 2-4PM Help us show a vacant home (and other buildings!) in the Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood some love! Starting at 2:00pm on Saturday, February 10th, we’ll meet up at the 540WMain Community Learning Academy to makeContinue reading “Heart Bombing Workshop w/ Young Urban Preservationists | February 10”

December Artist of the Month Spotlight | Allison McDonald

We are pleased to spotlight our December Artist of the Month Allison McDonald About Allison McDonald Allison McDonald is a 23 year old photographer from Rochester, NY. She recently graduated from SUNY Brockport with a degree in Studio Art and concentration in photography. She plans on going to graduate school for Art Therapy in the nearContinue reading “December Artist of the Month Spotlight | Allison McDonald”

A Thankful Word from the Director | Fall Tour Series Kickoff

Dear Community, My body isn’t cooperating on this Friday in fact, I’ve spent all day in bed in full recovery mode one day before our Anniversary Celebration. (Yikes!) So is the life of a chronic spoonie but fortunately my heart is full of joy and thankfulness. The intern’s display of black youth magic last nightContinue reading “A Thankful Word from the Director | Fall Tour Series Kickoff”

Community Educator Spotlight | Paceline Cycling

We’ve been so busy we nearly forgot to share our latest Community Educator Spotlight feature. We are pleased to spotlight Paceline Cycling About Paceline Paceline Cycling is a mobile cycling business ran by entrepreneurial couple Erik Baker and Kathryn Corson. Instead of a standalone business front, Paceline travels around Rochester and pops up at differentContinue reading “Community Educator Spotlight | Paceline Cycling”