Turtle & Tortoise Rescue

SESLOC Spotlight: Turtle and Tortoise Rescue of Arroyo Grande

SESLOC Spotlight highlights local organizations that make the Central Coast the best place to live. The Turtle and Tortoise Rescue of Arroyo Grande has rescued an estimated 5,000 turtles, tortoises, and other animals in need of a caring and protected home over the past 30 years. Jeff Dobbs explains how the nonprofit sanctuary supports animals… Read more »

SESLOC Spotlight

SESLOC Spotlight: Ecologistics

SESLOC Spotlight highlights local organizations that make the Central Coast the best place to live. Ecologistics is a homegrown nonprofit promoting environmental sustainability through education and community partnerships. Stacey Hunt, CEO, explains how this group of passionate volunteers boosts local conservation efforts: Ecologistics Industry: Nonprofit Serving the Central Coast since: 2010 How many employees? None,… Read more »

SESLOC Spotlight SLO Hospice

SESLOC Spotlight: Hospice of San Luis Obispo County

SESLOC Spotlight highlights local organizations that make the Central Coast community so incredible. Hospice of San Luis Obispo County provides unique and essential support services for community members facing a life-limiting illness, end of life, or grief. Shannon McOuat, Executive Director, explains how community volunteers provide support: Hospice of San Luis Obispo County Industry: Nonprofit… Read more »

EVC

SESLOC Spotlight: Economic Vitality Corp

SESLOC Spotlight highlights local organizations that make the Central Coast the best place to live. The Economic Vitality Corp is a local nonprofit providing economic development services and business resources throughout San Luis Obispo County. Maria Kelly, Interim Executive Director, explains how the EVC supports the local business community: Economic Vitality Corp Industry: Nonprofit Serving… Read more »

Education Grants Surpass 100k

Over $100,000 in Education Grants Awarded

In 2020, SESLOC reached a milestone, surpassing $100,000 in education grants awarded to local K-12 teachers. Each month since 2013, SESLOC has awarded education grants in amounts up to $500 for innovative and creative classroom projects and equipment that go beyond the usual classroom budgets. “This year COVID has put additional stress on teachers’ resources as… Read more »

SESLOC “Gives Joy” This Holiday Season

The holidays look a little different this year, which is why we recently held a fundraiser in our branches and online in support of the Family Care Network. This local nonprofit supports children and youth in foster care, as well as families struggling with homelessness and unhealed trauma in San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa… Read more »

5Cities Homeless Coalition

SESLOC Spotlight: 5Cities Homeless Coalition

SESLOC Spotlight highlights local organizations that make the Central Coast the best place to live. The 5Cities Homeless Coalition is a local nonprofit powered by the community coming together to help those in need. Janna Nichols, Executive Director, explains how 5CHC has provided support and resources since 2009: 5Cities Homeless Coalition Industry: Nonprofit Serving the… Read more »

Innovative Teachers

Innovative Teachers Find Ways to Enhance Remote Learning

Wherever learning occurs, SESLOC Education grants are available to support classroom innovation. Here’s how four teachers used grants to support their remote learning curriculum: Family Partnership Charter School teacher Diana Cushing bought art supply kits so students can practice at home. Paso Robles High School teacher Evan Johnson used a grant to fund GoPro equipment… Read more »

SLO Symphony

SESLOC Spotlight: San Luis Obispo Symphony

SESLOC Spotlight highlights local organizations that make the Central Coast the best place to live. The San Luis Obispo Symphony has brought the arts to our community and supported youth education for 66 years. Responding to the unique challenges of COVID, the Symphony is adapting its upcoming season to a virtual and drive-in format. Anna… Read more »

Thank you for supporting JHH

SESLOC Supports the Jack Ready Imagination Park

During the month of August, we hosted a fundraiser for Jack’s Helping Hand, a local nonprofit that supports special needs children and their families. Together, SESLOC members and employees raised over $4,000 in support of the Jack Ready Imagination Park. We are thankful to those who could donate, especially during this concerning time. Over the… Read more »