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.

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 »

From Your CEO — Fall 2019

I’d like to start by saying thank you for your generous support throughout August to help raise funds for Jack’s Helping Hand, a local nonprofit that offers programs for special needs children and their families. Over the last five years, you’ve contributed over $35,000 to help build the Jack Ready Imagination Park, a universally accessible… 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 »

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Jack’s Helping Hand Fundraiser

During the month of August, we invited members to join us in supporting Jack’s Helping Hand, a local nonprofit that offers programs for special needs children and their families. In 2019, members and SESLOC employees raised a total of $4,576 to help build the Jack Ready Imagination Park. We look forward to making an impact… Read more »

From Your CEO — Summer 2019

We’re halfway through 2019 and what an exciting year it has been. Your credit union posted its highest month of loan fundings in April at $25 million. Your credit union is in good financial health, and we are helping to make living on the Central Coast more attainable and enjoyable for our members—whether it be… Read more »

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Elementary Schools Make Memories With Education Grants

Not every kid can say they went to the Superbowl or got their first book published while still in elementary school. But students in our community can, thanks to SESLOC Education Grants. Three local elementary schools recently used grants to do something extraordinary for their students: Orcutt Union School District brings over 300 fourth, fifth, and sixth… Read more »

Team SESLOC

Team SESLOC Goes the Extra Mile

SESLOC supports Miracle Miles for Kids (MM4K), a community event hosted by nonprofit organization Family Care Network (FCNI). FCNI serves over 1,800 families, children and youth in critical need each year. As their Top Community Team Fundraiser in 2019, 80 SESLOC team members provided $6,970 in participation fees and fundraising efforts. Thank you to our… Read more »

Voted #1 Local Bank or Credit Union

Thank you to all of our members and New Times readers for voting us as the number one Bank or Credit Union in SLO County. 2019 marks the twelfth year in a row we’ve received this honor. Congratulations to all the winners! See the complete list»