Not Just Hoops Inc.
Not Just Hoops Inc. is a not-for-profit organization based in Brooklyn, New York that offers youth recreational activities and health & wellness programs. The founders of this organization believes that sharing common values can increase the prosperity of this community.
Helping the Community
Our staff members are a diverse group of individuals with a wide range of skills and expertise. We have banded together to make a difference in the lives of people living in the Bedford Stuyvesant and Ocean Hill communities. We do not sit on the basketball bench and wait to be a 'sub', we are the first string of players to engage in the community needs.
The Genesis of Our Organization
Our Founders, two local business owners and a concerned community resident, realized that the community needed support to improve their way of living. So, these Founders started Not Just Hoops August 2010 to provide assistance to the community residents. Not Just Hoops is passionate about people in need and care about the community as a whole.
About The Founder
My name is Deon Davis-Harris, I am the Founder and Executive Director of Not Just Hoops. I am a wife and a mother to two boys ages 27 and 21 years old that I was blessed to bring into the world and fortunate to have help raise four step children. I moved to Bedford-Stuyvesant from Boerum Hill in 1994, over 25 years ago. I recently retired from New York City Transit and have worked for them for almost 35 years. I was a Budget Manager for the Department of Subways and my job was to prepare and monitor the yearly budget, request the hiring of personnel and act as a liaison in requesting resources needed to serve Transit commuters with the most efficient subway service.