Establishment of SELAC Foundation

When he began serving on the board of the Los Nietos School District, Nicholas Aquino quickly came to the realization that money and schools didn’t necessarily go hand-in-hand. As a matter of fact, Aquino, 52, noticed there was “never enough money to do special projects, whether it was classroom or school or district projects.

“There was just not enough money.”

So, like board members at many local school districts, Aquino started researching educational foundations and discovered a much better way to help raise money for all local students. He established the South East Los Angeles County Educational Foundation (SELAC Foundation), a nonprofit group that aims to funnel extra money to all schools in Southeast Los Angeles County for special programs, projects and college scholarships.

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