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What is Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County or CAPSLO?
CAPSLO is “helping people and changing lives.” CAPSLO is a Head Start, helping the homeless, and improving the health of thousands of teens and adults. CAPSLO is helping eligible households save energy and money while staying warm in the winter and cool in the summer. CAPSLO is making sure our veterans have a safe place to call home. CAPSLO is assisting low-income seniors to age in place with increased accessibility at home and affordable, quality adult day care. CAPSLO is helping families access quality child care, early educational opportunities, and resources that help people become the best parents they can be!
While there is no way to tell the entire story in 5 minutes or less, this glimpse into “A Day in the Life” captures a variety of ways in which CAPSLO programs help people 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.
Thank you Barnett Cox & Associates for producing this video!
This month is SLOcals' month at Woodstock's Pizza San Luis Obispo. Woodstocks' is showing their support and appreciation for local businesses and organizations by hosting a series of one night fundraisers! CAPSLO Youth Programs was chosen as the beneficiary on Wednesday, September 28. This is a chance to raise money for CAPSLO's Health and Prevention Youth Programs Division to show your appreciation and support for the impact they make for the community and for the health and wellness of local youth!
The fundraiser will be taking place from 5pm-8:00pm on Wednesday, September 28th. Print out the embedded flier and then present it with your order to dine in or pickup. Up to 25% of sales made from that time will be donated to CAPSLO Youth Programs.
Tickets are now on sale for an Afternoon of Epicurean Delights (AED), the Central Coast event that keeps people coming back year after year. We will be celebrating the 29th year of this spectacular event on Sunday, June 5th. The historic Chapman House by the Sea in Shell Beach will open its gates and welcome guests from 11:30 to 3:30.
Please join us for a day filled with music, lovely gardens, panoramic ocean views and renowned food and beverages.
Get your tickets early, as we sold out last year. We don‛t want you to find yourself standing outside the gate looking in at the exquisite Estate grounds and wishing that you were inside.
Tickets are $125.00 and may be purchased online through Brown Paper Tickets, or directly from the Community Action Partnership Health & Prevention Division office: phone (805) 544-2498. Complimentary shuttles start at 11:00 am from Shell Beach Elementary School and Pismo Beach City Hall.
For those not living on the Central Coast, an Afternoon of Epicurean Delights has become the best excuse for a get-away weekend.
Sincere gratitude to all of our supporters
The 29th annual Afternoon of Epicurean Delights (AED) will be celebrated on Sunday, June 5th 2016. This spectacular event will be held from 11:30 to 3:30 on the tranquil and picturesque grounds of the historic Chapman House by the Sea, nestled on the bluffs of the Pacific Ocean in Shell Beach. Proceeds benefit the Health & Prevention Division of Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County, which provides medical, educational & advocacy services for over 10,000 under-served families, women, men and youth throughout our county.
Guests at the event are invited to stroll through the serene gardens, take in the panoramic ocean views, and sit poolside while tasting food and beverages from SLO County's most renowned and award winning restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries, and confectioners. Guests will also enjoy a variety of live music and can participate in a silent auction with items featuring local art, hand-crafted jewelry, premium and reserve wines, get-away weekends, gift baskets, and much more.
Fifty plus of the most renowned food and beverage purveyors will be participating in the event.
Please park at Shell Beach Elementary School or Pismo Beach City Hall to take a complimentary shuttle to the event.
Shuttles will start at 11:00 am and run until 4:00 pm. Thanks for taking the shuttle, as this will help to not impact the Shell Beach community.
Afternoon of Epicurean Delights sold out in 2015; make sure get your tickets early!
Tickets also make great gifts!
We recommend that your print or obtain a ticket in advance, so that you will not have to wait at will-call. Click the link above to buy tickets.
If you have questions please call the Afternoon of Epicurean Delights office at (805) 544-2498.
Your support is sincerely appreciated.
Sincere gratitude to all of our supporters
Youth participants from CAPSLO's Project Teen Health (PTH) Club at Santa Maria High School submitted and were awarded a grant request from the Fund for Santa Barbara's Youth Making Change grant program to launch a school wellness intiative this past February.
Members of the Project Teen Health Club had improved their knowledge of healthy nutrition through participating in PTH programming, and felt the need to advocate for healthier food options in their school cafeteria based on what they had learned. Each month PTH Club Members hosted a booth with food samples providing education about different health topics such as Rethink Your Drink and MyPlate. They also posted motivational and educational messages about fitness in the bulletins and on posters around campus.
A new state law mandates that every public school have a wellness policy, and Santa Maria High School did not have one yet. PTH Club members educated their peers, created awareness about the law and recruited advocates to attend the district's first-ever Wellness Policy Meeting. With support from staff and their Youth Making Change grant, PTH Club students created a survey about the cafeteria food on campus and received 175 responses. They presented the results at Santa Maria Joint Union School District's inaugural Wellness Policy Committee meeting in front of a variety of school staff, community members, a school board member, and the district's assistant superintendent.
The survey found that 72% of the students reported eating regularly in the cafeteria. The top three words used to describe food served in the cafeteria: Nasty, OK, and Unhealthy. Students reported salads and sandwiches were "the best options" eaten in the cafeteria because they appear more "real" and they can be customized. The worst foods in the cafeteria? Nachos, popcorn shrimp, and fried fish. Changes students wanted to see included more fresh food cooked in the school kitchen, fresh fruit options such as watermelon, strawberries, and fruit cups, and a larger variety of food throughout the week.
Based on the results from the survey, PTH Club youth hope to provide nutrition facts on foods in the cafeteria so students can make more informed choices. They also reached out to the Food Services Director to share feedback and advocate for change. PTH Club will continue to review policy language and promote to students by giving other district high schools the school lunch survey, inviting them to report at the next meeting, and invite ASB officers to the next meeting. In addition, two PTH Club youth will be serving on their district's new Wellness Policy Committee.
While it is too soon to tell what institutional changes to cafeteria food might come from these efforts, the students involved with the PTH Club are empowered and will be able to transfer these new found presentation and advocacy skills on campus and throughout their community.
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