Steve Williamson believes in the importance of giving back to the communities where you live and work. Raised and educated in N.Y.C., Steve has for many years volunteered with two organizations to improve the lives of disadvantaged teenagers and to expand access to justice for low-income New Yorkers who can’t afford to hire a private lawyer.
Steve founded the Speakers’ Bureau, which recruits inspirational and dynamic people to visit the school and speak with students about their careers, life journeys and struggles to succeed. Steve also served on the BCS Board of Directors for many years.
Since 2014, Steve has served on the board of directors of the Brooklyn Volunteer Lawyers Project (“VLP”). Recently VLP changed its name to Access Justice Brooklyn.
Access Justice Brooklyn provides free legal services and access to justice for residents of Brooklyn who cannot afford to hire private counsel. AJB provides free legal help with foreclosures, consumer debt, family law, guardianships and other crucial areas of law. Presently, Steve roles at AJB including service as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, as a member of the board’s Executive Committee, and Co-Chair of board’s Governance Committee.
In the special education/learning disability arena, Steve previously served on the boards of The Churchill School & Center, a Manhattan K through 12 school for kids with learning disabilities, and Eye to Eye, a national mentoring program for children and young adults with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders.