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Location: The Sac High Gymnasium
Location: The Guild Theater
The September Oak Park Speaker Series will feature a discussion with Civil Rights Activist Howard Fuller and Charter School Entrepreneur Eric Mahmoud.
Mayor Kevin Johnson will lead the discussion about Education as the civil rights movement of today.
Ps7 Elementary is having Back to School Night for the 2016-2017 school year on September 20th from 5:30-7:30. Come get to know your scholar’s teachers and learn about the upcoming school year by using your very own passport to take a “Trip Around Ps7.”
Location: The Sac High Garden
Featuring Chef Patrick Mulvaney, Mayor Kevin Johnson, Local Celebrity Chefs and Edible Sac High Students
Our 2016 Seeds of HOPE Fundraising dinner will take place onSeptember 21st, 2016! This beautiful evening in the school garden will be hosted by Mayor Kevin Johnson, with food provided by Chef Patrick Mulvaney. Our students will assist in all portions of the event, from preparing the garden, to helping in the kitchen, to serving the meal.
Book Signing: Through Thine Eyes – The Spiritual Inspiration of God Moving in my Life: Spiritually Inspired Expressions
By Geraldine Walker
This book will provide spiritual inspiration to the world to use to strengthen their resolve in life; with expressions, spiritual poetry, and other spoken words of hope, faith, love and forgiveness.
Location: The Guild Theater
Join Mayor Kevin Johnson for a discussion with several members of the Historic Black Panthers who had a significant presence in the Oak Park community.
Location: Lions Gate hotel (3410 Westover St)
Location: The Guild Theater
Lecture and Book Signing with Terry McMillan
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
The mission of St. HOPE is rooted in service and leadership. Summer is the perfect time to see these concepts in full display as Sac High alumni, home from college, return to their alma mater for summer internships.
St. HOPE is founded on five pillars. Pillar number three is More Time. Most know this translates into longer school days for our students, which is one part of the concept of more time, and one that may cause kids to cringe initially. But it makes sense. If you are behind it will take longer to catch up. If you are ahead then more time will help you get further ahead. However, the pillars are not just for our students, they apply to the adults as well.
Teachers and staff at St. HOPE embody the five pillars and model them for students.
The new St. HOPE websites, launched just last week, tell the St. HOPE story, aid in cross-network alignment, and provide stakeholders with an excellent communication tool. With features like the St. HOPE timeline, beautiful carousel images, and a thorough events calendar, it’s easy to capture everything we are about here at St. HOPE. The sites are managed using one system, so whether you are a parent, tenant, or a future partner, you are getting the same message; we are committed to revitalizing Oak Park through quality public education and economic development.
After capturing the 2015 Metro League Championship banner, Sac High Football continues to roll. With the start of the fall season approaching, the Dragons are gearing up for a tough pre-season schedule with aims of repeating and exceeding the expectations set during last year’s impressive campaign. This season, the Dragons will compete against Jesuit High School, J. Serra Catholic High School from Los Angeles, and the prolific Folsom High School Bulldogs, all before Metro League competition.
The third annual Sacramento Black Book Fair kicked off at the Guild Theater on June 3rd and continued through the weekend at several Oak Park locations, including underground books. underground books store Manager, Mother Rose, and a team of organizers tirelessly plan the 3-day event each year, which continues to grow in size and notoriety.
The celebration, which is free and open to the public, includes panel discussions, book signings, writer discussions, cultural food vendors and art displays.
St. HOPE’s focus on Oak Park’s children goes beyond just those that attend the schools we operate. While well over 1,500 students attend Triumph, PS7, Oak Park Prep and Sac High combined, there are thousands of other children in the neighborhood. Over the past month, St. HOPE has had the privilege of opening the school’s doors to children from Oak Park and the surrounding communities on several occasions. We are honored to have this privilege to support as many students and families as possible.
In August 2003, PS7 opened its doors as a K-4 school in south Oak Park. Almost 200 students in kindergarten through fourth grade sat on the blacktop for the school’s opening ceremonies, which included Mayor Kevin Johnson, founding principal Herinder Pegany, PS7’s founding team, which included Patricia Burks, and not to mention countless excited parents and community members.
BY CATHIE ANDERSON
Oak Park resident Janell Lacayo is investing in her neighborhood, opening her Nectar jewelry boutique a few weeks ago in one of the renovated properties that architect Ron Vrilakasredesigned and owns on Broadway.
Lacayo had been selling her handmade jewelry mostly at arts and craft shows for seven years, though some locals will recall that she also had short stints at the now-shuttered East Sacramento Mercantile over at 3257 Folsom Blvd.
Tom Schnetz to open new eatery next year close to his Oak Park taco shop
Offerings to include sandwiches, carved meats, stuffing and veggies
Restaurant also to have German beer garden in adjacent alley
Tom Schnetz, the successful Bay Area restaurateur who last month opened La Venadita in Oak Park, now is planning to start up a hof brau in the same neighborhood. Randy Pench email@example.com
BY BOB SHALLIT
Historic Oak Park cycle location to get total makeover
Site of Thom’s Cyclery is being restored to resemble its original look
The result will be street-level commercial space and two upstairs apartments
Project, to be completed this fall, adds to Oak Park renaissance
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RIRE boutique to expand into Oak Park with third location
Owner Josie Lee hopes to bring her brand of affordable fashion to 3330 Broadway in July
Retailer got her start at vendor fair, then East Sac Mercantile, before getting her own space
Boutique owner Josie Lee said she typically works the Sunday shift at her Davis store, one of three she operates in the Sacramento region. firstname.lastname@example.org Cathie Anderson
BY CATHIE ANDERSON
By Patrick L. Kennedy, Harvard Correspondent
This is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates.