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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 »

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 »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

SESLOC Spotlight: 17 Strong

SESLOC Spotlight: 17 Strong

SESLOC Spotlight highlights local organizations that make the Central Coast so incredible. Battling a life-threatening illness is devastating and draining, which is why 17 Strong is dedicated to providing Victory Trips to recovering young adults. Victory Trips allow the recipient to fulfill a lifelong dream. Steven Teixeira, co-founder, explains how the local nonprofit supports hope… Read more »