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EISA ULEN RICHARDSON  Founder and Camp Director

Eisa earned a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has taught elementary school in Baltimore and in East Harlem and currently works with middle school students through a program funded by the National Book Foundation, where she has worked as an education consultant. Eisa also teaches literature to undergraduates at Hunter College. She wrote the curriculum guide for the feature documentary film Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth and regularly writes lesson plans for Mosaic Literary Magazine. A novelist, essayist, and award-winning journalist whose work often explores various aspects of African American culture, Eisa has written numerous articles about education and child development. A former class parent and co-chair of the PAT Diversity Committee, Eisa is now co-president of the PAT at her son’s school. Eisa’s volunteer work extends to the broader Brooklyn community. She served as president of Mocha Moms Brooklyn for four years; and, during her son's preschool years, she was actively involved in parent-led cooperative playgroups organized to support families living in Fort Greene. Eisa founded Camp Fort Greene to provide a high quality, low-cost camping experience for her son and all his neighborhood buddies. Eisa manages all aspects of camp direction, including program and staff development, grants, community outreach, and daily directorial duties.