Project Description

Growing up in the Gowanus Houses, Eric Moody had a neighborhood mom see potential in him. He has sought to pay that gift forward into the lives of many students in the neighborhood.

From coaching and funding youth basketball for kids aged 8 to 18, to just giving them time on the court each week, Moody has given more than 50 kids from around the city the gift of presence, empowerment and possibilities. A father to his daughter and a mentor to many, Moody is a leader and is well respected presence in the community.

Photography by Garry Waller, a Brooklyn based graphic designer whose day job involves creating animation primarily for documentary film and branded content. He is also passionate about photography and has been shooting for the past 16 years.  |

Bios compiled by Zac Martin from a collection of testimonials shared through community nominations.