Meet Gavin McGuire 
2016 Showcase Self Actualization Award Recipient
Gavin McGuire 
Chief Operations Officer 
Usher's New Look Foundation
Outperforming leaders tend to be growth-oriented, both within themselves and within their organization. That's why Gavin McGuire is our 2016 Self Actualization Honoree. Gavin is guided by humility and has a strong personal will to be of service to others. This Morehouse brother has a great understanding, appreciation and acceptance of the youth and communities he has been able to serve. I'm honored to be able to share his story and how we are working together to move both the mission of Usher's New Look and Showcase Group forward in the new year!

John Kennebrew, LPC
Executive Director
Showcase Group

Gavin's tireless work is driven by the words of Bernard Shaw - "I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live."

Gavin is a forward-thinking youth development specialist and community organizer who has dedicated his life to improving conditions for youth and families. He began his
journey as a servant leader in his native city of New Orleans, Louisiana, through his work with the Treme Center as a mentor, program administrator and youth leader. Since graduating from Morehouse College with the prestigious Cum Laude distinction and a B.A. in Psychology, Gavin established a stellar track record of building capacity and measurable impact with a variety of reputable institutions, such as the YMCA, Future Foundation, Department of Juvenile Justice and SWI Consulting (where he developed community-based programs for professional athletes and entertainers). Throughout his career, he has developed over 50 program initiatives in the areas of college and career readiness, STEM, leadership and service. As a tireless fundraiser and grant writer, he has attained substantial funding for neglected communities across the country.

Gavin McGuire currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of Usher's New Look. Under his leadership, the organization has certified over 40,000 youth nationally in Atlanta, Baltimore, Detroit, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, New York and Washington DC as well as internationally in Hong Kong, Vancouver, London, Kenya, South Africa and Dominican Republic.

Visit Usher's New Look Foundation website
Gavin McGuire 
Usher's New Look Foundation
Self Actualization Award Recipient 

Showcase Awards

Sunday, November 6, 2016 

Tickets are 
available online 

Special Thanks to
Host location of the 2016 Showcase Awards
The Showcase Awards will feature  trumpeter extraordinaire,
Milkshake Mayfield 
as the guest artist of the event.

Click the video above to listen to Milkshake Mayfield.
Click the video above to listen to the smooth sounds of Milkshake Mayfield.