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.
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.
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Self Actualization Award Recipient