Californians Who Are Making a Difference in Their Communities for California Lottery’s New Campaign

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Jeff Lando and Bruno Serato joined us live to talk about California Lottery’s newest campaign called Project Believe, a documentary film series recognizing a unique brand of Californians whose passions and desire to “Believe in Something Bigger” have made a significant impact on their communities and the lives of others.  Project Believe features six short films that share the stories of exceptional individuals from across California and aims to inspire others to make a difference.  Jeff Lantos has been teaching 5th grade history at Marquez Charter School for over 26 years and has taken the usually boring history class and transformed it into the school’s most popular musical program. How? By having kids sing about history, rather than read about it. And it’s made a substantial educational impact on all of his students, especially those with special needs – one student has been able to overcome stuttering through singing, and an autistic student has successfully played the leading role in various performances, bringing a very heartwarming smile to the faces and hearts of his teachers and parents. Bruno Serato came to America because it was the land of opportunity. He worked his way up from a dishwasher to owning his own restaurant, the Anaheim White House. And now, he¹s doing something extra on the side to pay-it-forward. His restaurant gives 1000 free meals a night to children and families who live in motels and by March he will have fed more than 1 million deserving people in Orange County.  For more information on Project Believe and to see Jeff and Bruno’s inspiring stories, click HERE.