Black Women Roc! Spotlight | Melanie Funchess

  We are pleased to spotlight Melanie Funchess for our Black Wome Roc! Campaign About Melanie Melanie Funchess has been working professionally in Black community wellness for almost 25 years.  Currently, she is the Director of Community Engagement at the Mental Health Association of Rochester. When did you begin business and/or teaching? MF:I have beenContinue reading “Black Women Roc! Spotlight | Melanie Funchess”

Community Educator Spotlight | Marcus Bowens

  We are pleased to spotlight Marcus Bowens our first Hip Hop Cardio Instructor About Marcus Marcus has created, trained and taught hip hop dance for over 10 years. Beginning at the age of 10 in the world of freestyle hip hop dance, has since become a versatile and dynamic choreographer. He is also skilledContinue reading “Community Educator Spotlight | Marcus Bowens”

Special Announcement | Black Women Roc! Campaign

We are thrilled to announce our June Black Women Roc! Campaign Today is the official launch of our June Black Women Roc! Campaign All month long will spotlight the accomplishments of local black women who are effecting change in our community. Additionally, the center will feature classes and programming taught by black women (andContinue reading “Special Announcement | Black Women Roc! Campaign”

A Wednesday Word from the Director

Dear Community, Can you believe today is the last day of May? This month we’ve seen a bevy of amazing activity and events at 540WMain. The center featured a number of new classes and events including: Mother’s Day Vegan Brunch Zumba Raising Chickens for Beginners Intro to Kombucha Making Vegan Pop Up Gluten Free TourContinue reading “A Wednesday Word from the Director”

INvisible Beauty In Pain Artist Spotlight & Interview | Suzanne Stewart

The INvisible Beauty In Pain campaign’s fifth artist spotlight is Suzanne Stewart Suzanne Stewart is from Canton, Michigan and has been a Chemo/angel and a patient health Advocate, since 2005. She has also been a fundraiser, blogger, writer, event planner & Mentor for RSD/CRPS & Chronic Pain, since 2007. Check out Suzanne’s interview below: WhenContinue reading “INvisible Beauty In Pain Artist Spotlight & Interview | Suzanne Stewart”