The Asomugha Foundation interviews with Rick Rozman on The Rozman Experience

Richard Rozman: My Life of Passion

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03-24-2013 Listen to the live interview 4 pm pst

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My passion is people, and I have dedicated my life to helping people improve their lives. I also run marathons and love traveling. Like most others, passion fills me with complete and total satisfaction even when I simply talk or think about it. I have worked with many charitable foundations and wish to introduce you to some compassionate people who strive to make a difference in our world. May this inspire you to also reach out and touch someone.

Let me start with The Asomugha Foundation which focuses on creating educational opportunities for disadvantaged youth in the U.S. and underprivileged orphans and widows in Africa. I am honored to say that I have been intimately involved since the beginning with the foundation as a board member, and I have worked with a woman whom I consider to be a saint, Dr. Lilian Asomugha. Known as Dr. Lilian, she is a fearless leader and purpose driven woman when it comes to educating and empowering children yet she possesses the sensibilities and selflessness of a saint. She has raised her own amazing and successful children who work with her in The Asomugha Foundation.

Formally established in 2010, The Asomugha Foundation can trace its history to its core programming which began in 2005 serving orphans and widows in Nigeria and 2007 focusing on youth in the United States and their pursuit of higher education. Nnamdi Asomugha, Dr. Lilian’s son, serves as chairman of the board. He looks at giving back as a family project. At the same time, he pursues his demanding job as a professional football player in the NFL. He is a four-time All-Pro selection and Pro-Bowl athlete. Nnamdi, Dr. Lilian, and I are joined on the board by Dr. Chisara N. Asomugha – Vice President, Chijioke Asomugha, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, Frank Oti, Georgia Richardson, and Roger Rodas. Details of each board member are found on The Asomugha Foundation website below.

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The Asomugha Foundation is comprised of two primary programs: Asomugha College Tour for Scholars (ACTS) and Orphans and Widows in Need (OWIN). ACTS is an annual college tour and mentoring program that provides high-achieving students of color in high school with the opportunity to visit college campuses across the country. ACTS is built on the belief that education is the springboard of innovation. ACTS helps the students to focus on higher education, services to humanity, and giving back to the community. The tours have included colleges and universities located in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, New Orleans, New York, and Washington, DC.

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OWIN provides aid to the growing populations of widows and orphans in Africa and creates programs for education, spiritual guidance, and vocational training. In 2005, Dr. Lilian founded OWIN following her passion for helping disadvantaged widows and orphans of our world. She is a motivational speaker, published author, and devoted advocate for women and children. More details about Dr. Lilian and her talented children can be found on The Asomugha Foundation website.

The Seventh Annual “Service Matters” Fundraising Gala presented by The Asomugha Foundation takes place, Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. I have been the master of ceremonies of this event in the past. My good friend Sam Beard, The Jefferson Awards, previously received The Asomugha Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award. This year, taking the reins as master of ceremonies for the second year in a row is Rich Eisen of the NFL Network who hosts the show The Rick Eisen Podcast. The keynote speaker will be Omar McGhee of Executive Preparatory Academy; Attorney General Kamala Harris will receive the Visionary Award; Rhodes Scholar Myron Rolle will be awarded Emerging Humanitarian; and brothers Dana and David Pump of the Harold Pump Foundation will receive the Leadership Award. Details of the event regarding sponsorship opportunities and tickets can be found on The Asomugha Foundation website at www.asomughafoundation.org or www.buildingtoday.org. You may contact us by email at info@buildingtoday.org.

As part of my outreach to spread the word of my passion for giving, I host a podcast on Blog Talk Radio through the EZ Way Broadcasting network every Sunday at 4:00 p.m. PST. My guest on March 24 will be Dr. Lilian of The Asomugha Foundation. I invite everyone to listen to the show and call to talk directly with Dr. Lilian to ask questions about the work of The Asomugha Foundation.

The Rozman Experience Talks to Keith “Sarge” Gibbs to help at risk youth

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L.A. Non-Profit Provides Leadership Training To At-Risk Youth

March 14, 2013 6:30 AM

Courtesy of 94.7 The Wave

Photo courtesy of Keith "Sarge" Gibbs

Photo courtesy of Keith “Sarge” Gibbs

The founder and creator of a local non-profit is providing the much-needed life skills training and leadership development to area youths who require a strong role model the most.

Keith “Sarge” Gibbs is the founder of the non-profit organization Sarge’s Community Base, which uses its “Commit II Achieve” program to provide guidance and life skills training for at risk youth in the greater Los Angeles area to encourage them to become leaders.

A former marine, Keith Sarge Gibbs decided to take his experience and skills from his service and apply it to a program to help at risk boys and girls turn their lives around and stay out of trouble.

“All these years where we’re at, it’s amazing the amount of lives and the amount of people that we’ve touched,” he said in an interview with The WAVE’s Pat Prescott.

His organization is throwing its 4th Annual Spirit Of Achievement Dinner & Fundraiser on March 23rd to help raise the necessary funds to keep the program alive and continue providing guidance for our future leaders.

“We put our life on the lines for these kids and we do it for free, we get nothing out it except for the self-gratification of seeing a kid do something in his life,” said Sarge, noting that much of the funds used for the program comes from the annual gala.

“We need your help,” he added.

Photo courtesy of Keith Sarge Gibbs

Photo courtesy of Keith Sarge Gibbs

The Achievement Gala is hosted by our own Deborah Howell and features a dinner and live entertainment including local speakers, blues singer Barbara Morrison, comedian JeROME, singer/songwriter Tony Saint Tone, and saxophonist Poncho Williams.

The gala takes place on March 23rd at City Club on Bunker Hill, located in downtown Los Angeles at 333 S. Grand Avenue

Rev. Andy Bales great guest on The Rozman Experience hosted by Rick Rozman

I had a amazing show today with my Rev. Andy Bales, who I am proud to call a friend. Please listen to this show click EZ WAY BROADCASTING to listen to it. I really hope that for those of you that listen to this, strongly think of helping in some way! Go to the featured show of the month link!

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Omar McGee on The Rozman Experience EZ WAY BROADCASTING Executive Prep Academy

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I hope you can find sometime to listen to this show. It will touch your heart what they are doing for these kids

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School Mission 
Executive Preparatory Academy of Finance (EPA) is a public charter high school located in South Central LA  (opening in August 2013) with a focus on closing the financial literacy gap within the minority community and to foster the next generation of minority entrepreneurs.  We are incorporating a progressive curriculum to truly engage our students, such as our student run businesses. We are using the industries that our students are drawn to, such as the music and entertainment industries to teach them business models and concepts. EPA’s mission is to provide a high-quality and extensive college-preparatory educational experience to youth that results in our students succeeding in college, and ultimately in their professional careers. We instill and practice our motto, “The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence.”
Omar’s Bio
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Our story begins with the founder, Omar Mcgee, who grew up on the hardened streets of Flint, Michigan during the height of the crack epidemic in the 1980’s. The baby of eight children, Omar was exposed to the harsh realities of divorce, drugs, violence, and alcoholism that plagued his surroundings and family.

Rising above his circumstances he went on to attend Howard University where he started his non-profit organization which is now Inner City Outreach. His original mission was to provide support to low income and inner city youth in need of financial assistance for secondary education due to his own struggles. He went on to achieve success in real estate development and a burgeoning film career which includes the award winning film, Flintown Kids, which gives accounts of life through the eyes of kids in the town labeled,  The Worst Place to Live in America by Money Magazine.  His heart however led him to abandon aspirations of a Hollywood film director and return to his roots, empowering youth whose backgrounds mirrored his.

He decided he wanted to provide the support system that many inner city youth lacked who actually made it to college– by starting his influence at the 9th grade through the creation of Executive Prep Academy to build the proper foundation for success.  Through Innercity Outreach, and now, Executive Prep Academy of Finance, Omar is able to fulfill his mission to provide all students with what he was not afforded, their right –to obtain a world-class education.

 

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