EMPOWERING AT RISK COMMUNITIES

Paving Great Future’s goal is to rehabilitate the marginalized and at-risk communities of San Diego by fostering their economic, social, and political development, particularly the development of the recently incarcerated, who often struggle disproportionately to integrate into society.

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MEET OUR STAFF

Jay Bowser
Jay BowserCFO
Jay co-founded Paving Great Futures as a credible messenger guided by his passion to mentor and driven by a focus on social equity. He has a deep and personal understanding of the challenges faced by former gang members and other system-affected individuals.
Barry Harris
Barry HarrisCEO/President
“I love working with Paving Great Futures because I believe that everyone needs positive mentors, encouragement and support, no matter what they’ve been through in life,” Barry Harris, Jr. is a native of San Diego’s Valencia Park neighborhood and a co-founder of PGF.
Armand King
Armand KingChief Operating Officer
Fueled by his experiences in the streets, Armand co-founded Paving Great Futures and now works to guide others out of the systemic prison pipeline. His life mission now is detouring individuals from the many socio-economic pitfalls faced by the underserved communities in San Diego.
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TESTIMONIALS

“To have a positive influence around, turning negatives to positives, is beyond belief. The love I feel from them is bigger than money value…”
– Program Participant

“Paving Great Futures is a big thing to me…they are the ones who inspired me to become an entrepreneur.”
– Program Participant

“I’ve had the pleasure of watching this organization from its early start until now. What i have seen is a great impact and change in the community. I have seen the lives these young and older men change drastically.”
– Community Member

“Paving Great Futures is a vital component to the solutions in our community and a lot of the issues we deal with.”
– Program Participant

“I started out as a men tee. Like myself and others involved in the program, we were looking for opportunities that I didn’t know was there. They’ve opened up opportunities that I didn’t know I had by giving me enough confidence to better my life in every aspect”
– Community Member

“Paving Great Futures is a safe haven for me. When I have no where to go, no one to turn to to ask for help and guidance, I’m always able to turn to my  brothers to help me. ”
– Program Participant

“They’ve help change my life a lot. They’ve help me realize that the street life has nothing for me. It feels good that there are positive people out here that want us to succeed. ”
– Community Member

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