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afthetruththewayThey say if you want to teach a lesson tell a story and thats what I do best.


Intent is this guy’s breakfast cereal. I have gotten to know Ceasar (yes his real name) of Augustus Films pretty well over the years. His vision  is different. He looks at the world in layers. Emotionally, psychically, and spiritually.

I have seen this guy use faith to tackle problems that most of us would run screaming from. He loves what he does. Keep an eye on this man, many things to come….check out http://www.augustusfilms.com ceasar

Philadelphia, PA – Augustus Film Studios, based out of New York, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia, is currently accepting new clients in all three cities.

Augustus Film Studios was established in 2005, and has quickly established an impressive national clientele, including MTV Networks, Clear Channel Communications, Comcast, Vespa, and Architectural Concepts. Augustus Film Studios also has an impressive local presence, creating work for prominent Philadelphia-based clientele such as the Philadelphia Flyers, Bam Margera, Philly Films Inc. and Kildare’s Irish Pub.

Augustus Film Studios sets itself apart from existing media production companies in that Augustus Film Studios is four separate divisions working together to provide a complete media package, including AF Studios, Augustus Films, AF Design and AF Records. Available services include corporate video, graphic design, web development, and radio advertisement, as well as voice-over and green screen.

For more information about the company’s services, please visit their website at http://www.augustusfilms.com.

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My job has introduced me to many fascinating people. People with vision. Folks who truly want to bring forth change. Theresa Gartland is one of them. I met Theresa a few years ago at my office with a few of her friends. She had a warm, even angelic sweetness to her. I asked her what she was doing in her life. She responded ” I work as a teacher in L.A.”. I thought Santa Monica or something similar. “Where?” I asked. “Compton”. I looked at Theresa, she seemed to have more in common with suburbia than the inner city. I asked her why. She replied “I want to help”…straight and to the point. Her dream is to help others achieve their dreams.

Guiding Youth Toward a Hopeful Future

Theresa is now part of Urban Compass.

Urban Compass was formed in partnership with Verbum Dei High School and 112th Street Elementary School to combat poverty and violence and make a difference in the lives of children in Watts. Together they capture children
at a very volatile age and offer an alternative model for them: an environment that challenges our young people
to envision a rewarding future.

Urban Compass operates after school and summer programs at Verbum Dei High School to serve
students from 112th Street Elementary School and Sage Child Care Center. They provide tutoring
support, enrichment activities and field trips to keep the children engaged in a positive learning
experience – and off the streets.

Very important stuff. Giving kids the chance to enhance their lives in an environment that supports them.

In July, Urban Compass held a four-week summer camp for 15 students.
Participants and family members went on field trips each day; including
excursions to the Los Angeles Zoo, California Science Center, Hollywood
Bowl, and Cabrillo Aquarium.
The summer camp culminated at Mater Dei High
School, where Urban Compass participants spent a week with Mater Dei
students participating in academic, artistic, and athletic activities. This
program will be expanded next year to engage additional kids from Watts in
programs that keep them out of trouble through the summer months.

I am very supportive of this organization and the good they do. Volunteer opportunities are available for groups and individuals. In order to provide a stable presence in our participants’ lives, they ask that all volunteers commit to at least a semester of service (usually five months). Actual volunteer duties will be assigned in conjunction with interests and expertise. Ongoing training is provided. Background checks are required to work with children. For more information, please contact Urban Compass at (323) 383-7588.

Please feel free to donate online http://partners.guidestar.org/controller/searchResults.gs?action_donateReport=1&partner=networkforgood&ein=20-2438382

Thanks Theresa, for telling me about this wonderful non-profit. Keep up the good work!

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