Organization Description Additional Information
Atascadero Unified School District Atascadero Unified School District is dedicated to student success, staff collaboration, community partnership. One of the unique strengths of AUSD is the talent and teamwork that is exemplified by our students and staff. Through this talent and teamwork we aim to produce the top students in the nation who are college, career, and citizenship ready. In addition to our world class graduate profile, we also set high expectations for our students, staff, and parents through our core values: Respect, integrity, teamwork, and excellence. Learn more on the Atascadero Unified School District website
Big Brothers Big Sisters of SLO County

Big Brothers Big Sisters of SLO County is dedicated to creating and supporting one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters partners with parents, guardians, volunteers, and others in the community and hold themselves accountable for each child in their program achieving:

- Higher aspirations

- Greater confidence

- Better relationships

- Avoidance of risky behaviors

- Educational success.

Learn more on the Big Brothers Big Sisters of SLO County website
CAPSLO: 40 Prado

The 40 Prado Homeless Services Center is a 365 days per year facility that helps individuals and families improve their health and stability and move them towards self-sufficiency.  Services available to all participants include:

- Overnight shelter
- Meals
- Showers
- Laundry
- Mail/phone services
- Access to case management
- Primary medical care
- Animal kennels

Learn more on the CAPSLO: 40 Prado website
Cuesta College Children's Center

The Cuesta College Children’s Center programs are laboratory schools that support students in many fields of study and offer hands-on experience in early learning classrooms. Cuesta College Children's Center and Lab Schools have two programs: One at the San Luis Obispo campus, and another at the North County campus in Paso Robles. These programs are licensed, planned, facilitated, and operated by Early Childhood Education professionals.  

We enroll children from age 18 months to 5 years. Our programs are based on the educational philosophies taught in Cuesta's Child Development and Family Studies degree program.  Within the context of the program we meet the physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and language developmental needs as well as early literacy, math, science, discovery and creative interests of each child enrolled.   

Learn more on the Cuesta Children's Center website
El Camino Homeless Organization (ECHO)

ECHO’s mission since 2001 is to empower people in SLO County to make positive change by providing food, shelter, and supportive services. Serving all of San Luis Obispo County, ECHO is a two-facility, 120-bed homeless organization.

ECHO operates two facilities in North County that each provide meals and a safe and secure overnight shelter to meet the immediate needs of families and individuals in our community who are facing hunger and homelessness.  Residents are provided individual case management services to assist them in securing a job and finding permanent and sustainable housing.  While staying at ECHO, residents are taught life skills for employment, financial literacy, health care management and parenting.

 A force of 1,500 community volunteers provide ancillary support to run the shelter programs and meal programs that serve as many as 150 dinners each night to shelter residents and people facing hunger and homelessness in the community.

Learn more about ECHO by visiting their website
Los Osos Middle School

Los Osos Middle School is a high achieving neighborhood school serving Los Osos and Morro Bay communities. We offer a comprehensive academic program with a wide variety of STEAM electives and exploratory classes. Los Osos Middle School is recognized as a National Forum School to Watch.

Los Osos Middle School is a school where all students are valued and encouraged to participate in the LOMS Lions Communities. We value all members of our Lion Pride: students, parents and faculty. 

Learn more on the Los Osos Middle School website
The Marine Mammal Center

The Marine Mammal Center advances global ocean conservation through rescue and rehabilitation, scientific research, and education. The Marine Mammal Center is leading the field in ocean conservation through marine mammal rescue, veterinary medicine, science, and education. Marine mammals are ecosystem indicators, and these animals provide insights into human and ocean health threats. Together, we are taking action today to support a network of scientists and stewards to protect our shared ocean environment for future generations.

Learn more about the Marine Mammal Center by visiting their website
People’s Self Help Housing

Founded in 1970, PSHH is the longest-serving nonprofit affordable housing organization on the Central Coast. With a mission of building homes and providing services to strengthen communities and change lives, PSHH serves low-income households, families, farmworkers, seniors, and veterans. It also provides welcoming environments for those living with disabilities, youth transitioning out of foster care, and the formerly homeless. Along with building and managing beautiful and accessible neighborhoods, we offer a wide range of services to promote health, well-being, and career success. Homeownership opportunities through a self-help, “sweat-equity” program have created over 1,200 homes and with a presence in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Monterey counties, PSHH manages over 2,000 rental units, and employs over 200 members of staff.

Learn more at the People's Self Help Housing website
SLO Climate Coalition

The SLO Climate Coalition consists of volunteer community members that includes environmental advocates and climate and energy professionals – plus SLO City liaisons. We are working toward a vibrant, just, and climate-resilient Central Coast!
The Mission of SLO Climate Coalition brings together community expertise, creativity, and resources to champion high impact regional climate solutions.

We focus on solutions that will support and empower those disproportionately impacted by the climate crisis. We are committed to everyone having a seat at the table and collectively building a community driven response to our most pressing climate issues. 

To Learn more about SLO Climate Coalition visit their website.
San Luis Coastal Unified School District San Luis Coastal Unified School District represents the communities of Avila, Edna Valley, Los Osos, Morro Bay, North Pismo Beach, and San Luis Obispo and currently has an enrollment of approximately 7,500 students. Small neighborhood schools are a hallmark of the District where students are educated from preschool through twelfth grade and a world-class adult school program offers unique, life-improving courses to thousands of community members. Learn more at the San Luis Coastal Unified School District website
SLO Botanical Garden The San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden is exclusively devoted to the plants of the five mediterranean climate regions of the world. As a non-profit botanical garden, our mission is to honor and preserve our connection with nature. Learn more at the SLO Botanical Garden website

SLO NOOR provides free medical, dental and vision care to uninsured adults in San Luis Obispo County and northern Santa Barbara County, regardless of race, ethnicity, immigration status, religion, sexual orientation, or gender.

We are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion by helping ensure that all people across our communities feel valued and have equal access to resources, services, and opportunities provided by SLO Noor Foundation.

Learn more at the SLO NOOR website