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540 is a membership-based organization, which means we rely on your support to keep creating and educating. By becoming a monthly member, you ensure our work continues while also receiving exclusive digital content. Any amount, from as many folks as possible, will make our non-profit work all the more stable, informed, and flexible to meet the needs of the community.

volunteer

We are always looking for dedicated community members to volunteer their time and energy to sustain our various community programs. If you are interested in volunteering at 540WMain, complete the webform below.

540WMain is sustained in part by community members donate their time and expertise to  support our programs. We are always looking for dedicated community members to volunteer their time and energy to sustain our various community programs.

If you are interested in volunteering at 540WMain complete the webform below.

volunteering

art exhibit opening
helping showcase local artists
community yard sale
providing low-cost items to our neighbors
gallery setup
prepping our space for visitors
neighborhood cleanup
keeping our community clean together

intern

Each year we offer internships for students and community members to support our mission and values. Internships take place during the fall, spring and summer semesters and include a $500 stipend. We welcome applications from community members not currently enrolled in a college or university, recent college graduates, and undergraduate and graduate students.

The Community Research Intern will contribute to the successful development and growth of current and future education and community programming within 540WMain Community Learning Academy. Intern will be responsible for the co-design, data collection and implementation of a comprehensive neighborhood survey to be disseminated to community partners, business owners, and families housed in the Susan B. Anthony preservation district.

College Students | Learn more about the internship and apply by clicking here

The Education Assistant Intern will contribute to the successful development and growth of current and future education and community programming within.

Term example: Summer July -August 2021, Fall October – December 2021

College Students | Learn more about the internship and apply by clicking here

The 540WMain Workforce Development College Preparatory, Entrepreneur Summer Internship is designed for low income and/or at risk teen aged 16-20 years old. This program provides paid work and career experience, mentorship, and leadership training for emerging seniors and youth that are on track to receive their TASC (formerly GED) diploma. The program combines elements of career and personal brand development, social entrepreneur, college planning, and community service. Work sessions combine vocational styled training and college level instruction. Students learn effective communication, leadership, collaboration, and team building skills. The program runs for eight weeks each summer at 540WMain and locations within Rochester and Monroe County.

Highschool Students | Learn more about (2016 cohort) (2017 cohort) (2019 cohort)

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