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SESLOC Spotlight: KCBX Radio

SESLOC Spotlight highlights local organizations that make the Central Coast the best place to live. Today we’re shining the spotlight on KCBX Central Coast Radio. This nonprofit has entertained and informed our community 45 years. Frank Lanzone, KCBX President, showcases this important cultural resource: KCBX Central Coast Radio Industry: Nonprofit Serving the Central Coast since:… Read more »

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SESLOC Resources Supporting Teachers

SESLOC’s roots are in education, which is why we’re committed to celebrating local teachers by offering unique resources and financial services tailored to their needs. Here are some ways we support teachers in (and out of) the classroom: Education Grants Teachers often dig deep into their own pockets to provide enrichment opportunities for their students. … Read more »

Food Bank of SBC

SESLOC Spotlight: Food Bank of Santa Barbara County

SESLOC Spotlight highlights local organizations that make the Central Coast the best place to live. Today we’re shining the spotlight on the Food Bank of Santa Barbara County. 1 in 4 people in Santa Barbara County struggle with food insecurity — many of them are children. Laurel Alcantar, Development Manager, tells us how the nonprofit… Read more »

SESLOC Spotlight: SLO Food Bank

SESLOC Spotlight highlights local organizations that make the Central Coast the best place to live. Today we’re shining the spotlight on the SLO Food Bank. Tara Davis, Volunteer and Events Coordinator, tells us how the nonprofit makes wholesome nutrition accessible for the 46,000 county residents struggling with hunger. SLO Food Bank Industry: Nonprofit Serving the… Read more »

SESLOC Partners With SLO Children's Museum to Provide Busy Box

SESLOC Partnering With SLO Children’s Museum to Provide “Busy Boxes” for Families

Update 3/19/2020: Due to the shelter-in-place guidelines for San Luis Obispo county, the San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum will not be able to distribute more boxes as it’s not an essential service. We’d like to thank the hard working staff for making all of the boxes! SESLOC has partnered with the San Luis Obispo Children’s… Read more »

3D Printer

Education Grants Support Classroom Innovation

Innovation is a critical skill that allows us to build a bridge between dreams and reality. Here’s how three teachers used SESLOC Education Grants to support innovation: Monarch Grove Elementary School fifth-graders are launching a students-led company, thanks to teacher Sara Reiserer, who purchased a 3-D printer with the help of a SESLOC Education Grant. Over… Read more »

2019 in Review

SESLOC Year in Review

2019 has been quite a year! We launched new services and programs to make SESLOC more convenient and accessible, and hosted educational seminars to ensure you have the tools to achieve financial wellness.     Looking Back on 2019 Here are some of the things we did this year to improve your credit union and… Read more »

Education Grants Succulent Garden

Local Teachers Use Grants to Spark Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is an essential skill for success, and educators are finding creative ways to introduce it into their classrooms. Here’s how three teachers used SESLOC Education Grants to spark critical thinking: Santa Lucia Middle School students created a succulent garden to beautify their environment. Teacher Suzaette Morrow at the Cambria based school developed the lesson,… Read more »

Youth Ag Programs Shape Future Leaders

How do you raise a prize winning pig? Just ask Lygren, a local high school student and SESLOC member who did just that. Lygren and his brother Shane participate in their school’s FFA program, which gives students interested in agriculture and leadership a chance to do something fun for their science class. With the help… Read more »

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Students Take Center Stage With Education Grants

Have you ever received a standing ovation for a play you wrote? Thanks to SESLOC Education Grants, local students experienced just that — and more. Here’s how three teachers used grants to make education something to celebrate: Bellevue-Santa Fe Charter School teacher Erica Luhn wanted to make a history lesson on the Great Depression something to remember. She… Read more »