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EMPOWERING AT RISK COMMUNITIES

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

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“ We don’t have to be victims of our past, that we can let go of our bitterness, and that all of us can achieve greatness. ”
NELSON MANDELA • WORDS WE LIVE BY

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 HarrisCo Founder
“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 KingCo Founder
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

“PGF is a wonderful charity and I am happy to help with their Thanksgiving and Christmas meals for families!”
– Allison Lively

“I believe in what you’re doing! Hope we can work together in the future!”
– Steve Dorner

“Chef Works LOVES Paving Great Futures!”
– Lori Cohen

“Chef Works Cares to future offset the costs of the Christmas and Thanksgiving events!”
– Cynthia McCormick