DATE: OCTOBER 23rd, 2022
LOCATION: DEWEY’S JAZZ LOUNGE | 232 Worthington St, Springfield, MA 01103
Eric “Moom” Vick is most known for his “I have no choice” demeanor. As a native of Dorchester, MA, a former inmate at FCI Fort Dix in New Jersey, and creator of the 1k 2030 Initiative, Moom is a hands-on leader who focuses on increasing the levels of financial literacy within his hometown with optimal efficiency – which reduces the need for criminal-like activities that lead to recidivism. Moom believes that by helping others establish homeownership milestones, the people that once were considered “lost causes” could thrive and become positive pillars of their communities — and thanks to his team, the 1k2030 initiative plans to reduce the recidivism rate in the country and nudge young individuals without guidance to lean towards investing at a young age.
Over the next 7 years, Vick hopes to help One Thousand (1,000) formerly incarcerated individuals and their family members see the finishing line in becoming a homeowner by holding home buyer brunch workshops for interested and prepared parties. His goal is to build confidence in other formerly incarcerated individuals which will allow them to rightfully own parts of their neighborhoods. Will he make this a reality? If you ask him, he’d tell you “I have no choice”.