College Works Painting Seeks to Help in Funding Research for a Cure for ALS

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College Works Painting is partnering with Augie's Quest to raise money that will go towards finding a cure for ALS.

What can $5.00 do to cure for ALS? When hundreds of university students making their first venture into entrepreneurship collect the $5.00 from every customer they have, it can help fund the latest research technologies that work towards finding a cure.

Augie Nieto created the fitness industry years ago with his life cycle, today he is working to create something bigger - a cure for ALS. College Works Painting re-invented the summer job years ago, by empowering college students to run companies all over the US.

In December of 2008, College Works Painting and Augie's Quest formed a partnership that will directly touch over 2000 college students in the US, and more then 35,000 homeowners. "We partnered with Augie because he shares the values of our organization. Augie has turned his experience into a learning experience for the rest of the world and has achieved a lasting significance. This is what College Works Painting and each of our employees aims for." said Matthew Stewart, co-founder and co-CEO of College Works Painting.

"Running a company today means more then revenues in and product out. Companies today are more focused on long-term impact then at any other time in history. Employees demand more then just a job; they want values they agree with, a mission they can stand behind, and more then just a product or service to be proud of," said Stewart. "My favorite aspect of business management is this leverage concept, our employees are leveraging their work day into thousands of dollars towards Augie's vision of a cure for ALS."

According to Stewart, in addition to the uncertainty in the financial market, the unpredictable spending patterns of today's consumer, the change in raw material costs and the effect of currency value fluctuations, leaders have to incorporate more then just work into the business. "College Works Painting chooses to work with people and organizations that aim to improve not only the organization, but also on the individual, and thereby the world." said Stewart.

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