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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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 »

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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 »