About Moving Mountains 

At Moving Mountains, we believe that the arts are an effective medium to educate and empower young people to make wise choices and overcome adversity.        

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Jamie Hector was first known for his role of Marlo Stanfield on HBO's critically acclaimed series The Wire. He can now be seen on Amazon Prime's hit series Bosch, as Detective Jerry Edgar. However, one of his favorite roles is the one he plays as Founder of Moving Mountains Inc., a 501(c)3 that services inner-city youth. Alongside Alaine Roberson, they have a combined 30 years of youth development and theater/film industry experience. The organization provides access and opportunity for participants to learn the creative and business sides of the Arts. With Jamie Hector at the forefront of this organization, Moving Mountains provides a sense of family, community, academic support and holistic development in a structured creative environment.                                                                        

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The facts are:

  • Youth who study the arts are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement

  • Arts and music education are mandatory in countries that rank consistently among the highest for math and science test scores – like Japan, Hungary and the Netherlands.

  • Arts programs help to keep students at high risk of dropping out in school.

  • Brain research shows that music not only improves skills in math and reading but it promotes creativity, social adjustment and self worth. 

  • Moving Mountains participants are successfully graduating from high school, going on to college and contributing to society through the arts with socially relevant films and stage productions.

Advisory Board

Dr. AR Bernard

Geoffrey Canada

Board Members

Eric Price

Chad L Coleman

Michael Raymond James

Mary Wagner

Aaliyah Roberson

Sarah Hasted

Attika Torrence

Jacquie Williams

Akwesi Prempeh

The Entertainment Industry is one of the most competitive fields to enter and one of the most difficult career choices to maintain. We work non stop to take away the lack of factors related to pursuing successful careers in the entertainment industry; lack of money to pay for headshots, drama courses, lack of skill and lack of support.  Providing youth with the tools they need to become productive adults. This would include internships, workshops on character building, headshots, and most importantly a group of like minded individuals ready to help and mentor the challenges along the way.