St. HOPE: Home
Location: The Guild Theater
Lecture and Book Signing with Terry McMillan
Location: Serna Center located at 5735 47th Avenue
Saturday, December 10 from 2 – 4 p.m.
“A Soiled Identity”
Join us for this discussion with Doris Magrum on her book about the very complicated life of former Marine Darnell Cookson. Everyone is welcome!
St. HOPE began in 1989 as an afterschool program in a portable classroom at Sacramento High School
After 13 years, St. HOPE realized that an after school program simply wasn’t enough to dramatically improve the academic outcomes of children, that it would be necessary to establish and run our own schools.
In 2003, St. HOPE Public Schools was founded as a preK-12 independent charter school district that provides high-quality education to nearly 2,000 students.
7,000 square foot facility opening at 4101 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. HOPE’s first economic development project.
St. HOPE’s largest economic development project opened with Underground Books, Uncle Jed’s Cut Hut, Starbucks and the Guild Theater.
40 Acres is the jewel of the SHDC efforts in the Oak Park community. The building was the historic Woodruff Hotel which was build in 1922 and was renovated by St. HOPE Development company in 2003.
The 23,000 sq. ft. mixed use facility includes:
- Guild Theater
- Underground Books
- Old Soul Coffee House
- Coopers Wine Bar
- Upper Room Apartments
As Sac High Athletics enters the winter sports season, we want to celebrate some fall accolades. Football finished the Metro League competition with a perfect record. The #1 ranked, back-to-back champions, most recently dismantled Stagg High School of Stockton in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II championship. The Dragons will host Inderkum High School on November 20, 2016; kick-off is slated for 1:00 pm. The winner of the second round playoff game will advance and potentially face Jesuit High School the day after Thanksgiving.
Indivizible’s October program was a timely commemoration of local history and civic engagement. Highlighting a grassroots movement that has made game-changing impacts on American culture and society, the 50th Anniversary of the Black Panther Party generated a crowd of members and devotees alike that packed the historic Guild Theater to capacity. Mayor Kevin Johnson commenced this three-course tribute with a dedication ceremony adjacent to the 40 Acres building in Oak Park. Mayor Johnson officially designated the Victorian-era home at 3418 3rd Avenue as the Huey P.
Announced at the St. HOPE Dinner, this year’s Educator of the Year award goes to Mikki Berthiaume of PS7 Middle School! Mikki, or Ms. B as her kids call her, truly goes above and beyond for our scholars and embodies St. HOPE’s five pillars.
St. HOPE Public Schools has officially launched enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year campaign and is now accepting lottery applications for students in grades TK-12. We have already received more than 50 applications, so if you haven’t submitted yours do so soon and/or let your friends know.
The admissions team has been busy getting the word out to families, particularly in the Oak Park neighborhood. Our team has been visiting with neighboring schools and leaders in an effort to maximize our outreach for every entry grade level.
The curious thing about Broadway, Sacramento’s most storied street, is that it’s cleaved in half by a 10-lane interstate, California Route 99.
To the west, it reaches to the Sacramento River, passing one of the oldest cemeteries on the West Coast and running through the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods. To the east, it stretches just shy of the Sacramento State campus, passing through Oak Park, a neighborhood with deep ties to Sacramento’s culture.
In 2012, Sacramento’s RIRE Boutique established itself with its first pop-up location in East Sacramento. Since then, the contemporary clothing boutique has witnessed a growth in popularity, respectively allowing its expansion into a more permanent location in Midtown and a even further expansion into Davis in 2015 and Oak Park this last summer.
When you’re the coach of the latest top-ranked football team back home, not even bumper-to-bumper traffic on a Sunday afternoon in the Los Angeles area can dampen the mood.
And Justin Reber wasn’t the only person smiling at Sacramento High School during Monday afternoon’s practice in Oak Park. The Dragons were a bit giddy, too, knowing they are top-ranked by The Bee, a spot ahead of Folsom – which Sac High knocked from the perch last month.
Sac High Football has been practicing since January, winning games and turning heads as they continue to dominate on the gridiron. After a brutal pre-season schedule, the Dragons are reaping the benefits of their hard work. The year round training, the intense work-out regiment imposed by Head Coach Justin Reber, and the mantra of commitment to excellence has produced tremendous results.
The Class of 2016 left its mark at Sac High in many areas, including setting a record of having 95% of seniors earning acceptance to a four-year college. Now, the Class of 2017 has a tall task in aiming to exceed the record set by its predecessor.
September’s Indivizible program served as a pitch-perfect lesson on how to best inspire, uplift, and empower our young people. With school back in session, focusing on the advances made by trailblazers within the American education system helped facilitate an important dialogue about how we can help our young people become tomorrow’s leaders.
The Seeds of HOPE Dinner is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together students, all-star chefs, and community partners. The Annual Dinner supports the Edible Sac High Garden, which provides scholars with the necessary skills, tools, and confidence to make intelligent choices about the food they choose to fuel their bodies, while simultaneously providing opportunities to develop real-world business skills and acumen.
On Saturday, October 1st, St. HOPE Public Schools participated in “Celebrate Oak Park”, a community event organized by Sacramento City Council Member Jay Schenirer’s District 5 team and WayUp Sacramento to help kick-off Oak Park Smart.
Forget Taco Tuesdays. Sacramento is all about Meatless Mondays.
The city passed a resolution Tuesday night declaring all Mondays from here on to be meat-free in Sacramento in honor of Paul McCartney, a noted vegetarian who will play the opening night concert at Golden 1 Center.
Sacramento’s Unseen Heroes and the Oak Park Business Association continue to bring the community together through a special experience known as Gather: Oak Park.
A week ago, Justin Reber could not rest.
He tossed and turned, fussed and fumed, undone by a lethargic showing by his Sacramento Dragons football team in Fairfield.
And on Friday, the coach was restless again, but this time for all the joyous, right reasons.
Basking under the glow of a glistening full Harvest Moon and reaping the benefits of skill and athleticism, and sheer energy and will, the Dragons staged an epic performance at Folsom, bouncing the top-ranked Bulldogs 32-27 in a nonleague contest sure to reverberate the rest of the season.
As part of an ongoing expansion, the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce has moved from midtown to a larger building in Oak Park that it may someday share with Sacramento’s other ethnic chambers of commerce.
Planning is already well underway for the annual St. HOPE Dinner taking place on Friday, October 28 at the Red Lion Woodlake hotel. This year’s fundraiser “Generation HOPE” will honor St. HOPE Families who have been dedicated to St. HOPE for many years, and focus on the next St. HOPE generation.
On August 29, 2016 the Sac High Girls Volleyball team traveled to Placerville, CA, to take on the El Dorado High School Cougars in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Volleyball Foundation Game. Since 2002, the one day competition serves the section as a fundraiser for the annual A. Dale Lackey Student-Athlete Scholarship and the Women in Sports Conference. Aside from the monetary gains, this year’s encounter re-united the Dragon Family with former Sac High Athletic Director, and Sac High founding teacher, Justin Gatling.
The Torch, more commonly known as The Student Store, quietly took on a new look and feel last spring before making a huge bang this back to school season. It was just last year Sac High seniors felt compelled to make a difference in their school and leave a legacy that would last.
Fresh carpet. Painted walls. New tenants. The office located on the corner of 34th Street and 3rd Avenue, previously home to Teach for America and College Track, is looking different these days. Recent renovations included new carpets, coats of fresh paint and making room to host large trainings. Another education focused nonprofit, City Year Sacramento, has moved in and will use the 3400 building to house its full time staff as well as host professional development sessions for up to 80 people. Tina Nguyen, City Year’s Operations Manager, says the updates make the space feel homey and she is excited to be completely moved in.