Heritage Oaks Bank Donates to Peoples’ Self-Help Housing’s Youth Education Enhancement Program - 11/19/09

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
8:00a.m. PT November 19, 2009
Mitch Massey, SVP
805.369.5281
mmassey@heritageoaksbank.com

(Paso Robles,CA)- Heritage Oaks Bank recently donated $1,000 to support Peoples’ Self-Help Housing’s Youth Education Enhancement Program which currently helps 65 children attending the Learning Center at Canyon Creek Apartments in Paso Robles.

“We are grateful to our business community and especially Heritage Oaks Bank for their support of our youth education program. It demonstrates their commitment to local needs and their interest in the education of children,” said Jeannette Duncan, Executive Director of Peoples’ Self-Help Housing.

The youth center is available to resident children and students from area elementary schools for free after-school homework assistance, math and reading instruction, physical activity and recreation, as well as cultural enrichment activities.

"Heritage Oaks Bank is excited to provide assistance to this modern learning environment for students in the Paso Robles area who would otherwise be unable to participate," said Mitch Massey, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Heritage Oaks Bank. “Assisting with the educational needs of our young people and helping solve the affordable housing crisis is part of the bank’s mission,” added Massey.

From its inception in 1970, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing, a non-profit organization, has provided affordable housing, community facilities, financial education, supportive housing programs, and youth after-school education to low-income households, veterans, seniors, and other special needs groups. With offices in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, they are the leading affordable housing developer on the Central Coast.

For additional information about Peoples’ Self-Help Housing, please contact Rochelle Rose, Development Director, at (805) 962.5152 x227 or visit their website at www.pshhc.org.