Elsie E. Richardson Scholarship Ceremony
August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Come join us on Thursday, August 16th as we honor Elsie E. Richardson by honoring her legacy, by honoring students from Bedford Stuyesant.
Elsie E. Richardson was a community activist in Bedford Stuyvesant for a number of decades. Her involvement and activism placed her in the forefront in supporting and/or forming the following well known organizations: Crown Heights Health Center, St. John’s Recreation Center, Pratt Institute Center for Community Development, Medgar Evers College, Boys and Girls HS, Weeksville Society, and Magnolia Tree Earth Center and Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation. Elsie earned her BA from Pratt Institute and her MA from the New School for Social Research. Her tireless energy led to her employment as a Broadcaster on Medgar Evers College Radio and a position with the NYC Board of Education. Her family is paying tribute to her commitment to community by offering college scholarships to graduating high school seniors who meet the criteria.