SESLOC Spotlight MCMS Women's Business Center

SESLOC Spotlight: MCSC’s Women’s Business Center

SESLOC Spotlight highlights local organizations that make the Central Coast the best place to live. The Mission Community Services Corporation’s Women’s Business Center supports local entrepreneurs and small businesses by providing resources and education. Charlene Rosales, Deputy Director/COVID Manager, explains how this organization helps potential and existing businesses succeed: MSCS’s Women’s Business Center Industry: Nonprofit… Read more »

Bulldog Construction Company

Education Grants Support Students’ Return to the Classroom

SESLOC Education Grants provide funding to support innovation and expand supplies at local K-12 schools. Here’s how a few teachers recently used grants to support their students’ return to the classroom: Paloma Creek High School teacher Scott Killen used a grant to fund supplies to launch a dynamic project-based learning program — the student-run Bulldog… Read more »

Softec

SESLOC Spotlight: Softec

SESLOC Spotlight highlights local organizations that make the Central Coast the best place to live. Softec is a Central Coast-based nonprofit software and technology association. Board member Bob Dumouchel explains how this organization supports local innovation by creating networking and educational opportunities: Softec Industry: Nonprofit Serving the Central Coast since: 1996 How many employees? 0… Read more »

SESLOC Spotlight Literacy for Life

SESLOC Spotlight: Literacy for Life

SESLOC Spotlight highlights local organizations that make the Central Coast the best place to live. Literacy for Life is a nonprofit that offers free, one-on-one English literacy programs to adults in San Luis Obispo County. Bernadette Bernardi, Executive Director, explains how volunteer tutors support literacy in our community: Literacy for Life Industry: Nonprofit Serving the… Read more »

SLO County Housing Trust Fund

SESLOC Spotlight: San Luis Obispo County Housing Trust Fund

SESLOC Spotlight highlights local organizations that make the Central Coast the best place to live. The San Luis Obispo County Housing Trust Fund is a nonprofit that works with developers, other nonprofits, and government agencies to increase the supply of affordable housing in San Luis Obispo County. Directors Tom Sherman and Vivian Krug Cotton explain… Read more »

Education Grants

Education Grants Continue to Support Learning Through the Pandemic

The pandemic forced schools to shift learning from in-person, to remote, to back again — or in some cases, a combination of both. As local teachers adapted their lesson plans to face these unique challenges, SESLOC Education Grants provided funding to support innovation and expand supplies. Here’s how a few teachers recently used grants: Paso… Read more »

PRYAC

SESLOC Spotlight: Paso Robles Youth Arts Center

SESLOC Spotlight highlights local organizations that make the Central Coast the best place to live. The Paso Robles Youth Arts Center provides a unique creative outlet in our community, offering free hands-on afterschool classes on topics ranging from dance to STEAM. Emily Jagger, Development Director & Interim Executive Director, explains how the Center fosters creative… Read more »

SESLOC Spotlight SLOCM

SESLOC Spotlight: SLO Children’s Museum

SESLOC Spotlight highlights local organizations that make the Central Coast the best place to live. The San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum supports growing minds with hands-on activities for kids to learn by doing — and by providing resources and programs for at-home learning. Michelle Jenkins, Executive Director, explains how the nonprofit museum guides learning through… Read more »

Food Bank Fundraiser

Thank You For Supporting Our Local Food Banks!

SESLOC hosted a fundraiser for local food banks in May for the second year in a row. SESLOC, employees, and members raised over $14,000 combined for the SLO Food Bank and Food Bank of Santa Barbara County. Each dollar donated buys enough food for 8 meals, thanks to the Food Banks’ network of partners. Over… Read more »

Son Care Foundation

SESLOC Spotlight: Son Care Foundation

SESLOC Spotlight highlights local organizations that make the Central Coast the best place to live. The Son Care Foundation provides practical mentorship opportunities in our community and works with the incarcerated to train service dogs for veterans and first responders struggling with PTSD. Learn more about this nonprofit’s unique programs: Son Care Foundation Industry: Nonprofit… Read more »