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Eastmont Benefit Draws Education Leaders

(Photo courtesy of Pan American Bank)

Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education Thelma de Santa Ana Melendez, California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, and Los Angeles Unified School District Board President Monica Garcia on Nov. 2 attended a Casino Night Fundraiser hosted by Pan American Bank. During the event, the Eastmont Community Center Board of Directors presented Melendez the “Inspiration Award” for her work to improve K-12 education. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Eastmont Community Center, which provides a variety of services in Unincorporated East Los Angeles. Pictured left to right: Torlakson, Melendez, Garcia and Pan American Bank CEO Jesse Torres.