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.

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 »

foodbank check

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 »

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 »

From Your CEO — Winter 2020

Happy New Year! Can you believe we just entered into a new decade? As I reflect on the past 10 years, it has been filled with many changes in the credit union industry. All banks and credit unions were recovering from The Great Recession in the early years of the last decade as well as… 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 »