Tag: Community Impact

SESLOC is community focused, so going above and beyond to make our communities the best place to live is important to us. After all, our members and employees live here.

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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 »

I ♥ CU Day

Thank You For Joining Us For “I Love My Credit Union Day!”

Friday, July 30 was the first I Love My Credit Union Day, where we asked you, our loyal members to tell us what makes SESLOC so special. We are humbled! Thank you for the kind and heartwarming messages left on Facebook, Instagram and on the wall in each branch. Congratulations to seven winners, who each walk… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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SESLOC Supports Local Food Banks

Now more than ever, our neighbors are relying on the support of our local food banks for access to wholesome nutrition. Even prior to the current COVID and economic crisis, 1 in 6 people in SLO County and 1 in 4 in Santa Barbara County struggled with food insecurity. Many of those in need are… Read more »

We love teachers!

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 »

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 »