St. HOPE: Home

Event

First Friday’s KidZone

KidZone is a safe, fun place for kids to play and be entertained while parents enjoy the Oak Park First Friday events. 

Parents can register online or at the Guild Theater (2828 35th) where  their child / children to watch movies and play games with trained staff between the hours of 5pm-8pm. 

Parents are required to sign a waiver and pay $15 for up to 3 hours. 

Event

TOGE+HER
LIVE MUSIC. VISUAL ART. POETRY. DANCE. RAFFLES & MORE

All Ages

21+ for Cocktails

****

Click here for tickets

****

Description:

A Safe Space for Creatives, experience a fun night of Sacramento finest music performances, your favorite upcoming artist, spoken word, visual art, dance, food, drinks, raffles, and so much more!!!

Never underestimate the power of what it means to come TOGE+HER all for the love of art, all forms of art!!!

Event

If These Walls Could Talk #2
A Stage Play

If These Walls Could Talk is a 3-part stage play production by Playwright Ceola J. Abram. The story-line is as follows: Mother Mabel Blackstone is a Bible school teacher at Truth Not Tradition Fellowship Church and she has taken five of the women from her church under her wing to show them unconditional love. Unbeknownst to her, the women all have various life issues they’re dealing with from domestic violence, lack of self-worth, religious binds, sexuality issues and pain & unforgiveness.

Event

If These Walls Could Talk #2
A Stage Play

If These Walls Could Talk is a 3-part stage play production by Playwright Ceola J. Abram. The story-line is as follows: Mother Mabel Blackstone is a Bible school teacher at Truth Not Tradition Fellowship Church and she has taken five of the women from her church under her wing to show them unconditional love. Unbeknownst to her, the women all have various life issues they’re dealing with from domestic violence, lack of self-worth, religious binds, sexuality issues and pain & unforgiveness.

Event Adrianne Hall

Comedy Night at the Guild Theater

Description

Comedy Night At The Guild Theater

Hosted By: Comedian Dru Burks

****

Time:

7:00PM Door

8:00PM Showtime

****

Comedian Info:

Headliner : Scruncho McKinely

Event

Children’s Storytime

Come join us on the last Saturday of each month from 12-1pm for Children’s Story time at Underground Books (2814 35th St.).

The free event is catered to children ages 3-10 and includes a book reading and an organized arts and crafts project.  Kids also receive a free book!

Parents are welcome to attend and participate with their children. 

Please visit our upcoming events section for future dates, or contact the bookstore for more information.

Event Adrianne Hall

Mics And Moods Presents
King Or Queen Of The Mic

Hosted By: Khiry Moore

****

Time:

7:00PM Door

8:00PM Showtime

****

Poet Info : Mics And Moods Presents a 3 Round Elmination poetry Slam Where 10 Hot Poets Will Compete For The Title King/Queen Of the Mic !!!!!! The Winner gets 200.00!!!!

about the Guild Theater

Est. 1915

Event Adrianne Hall

Silent Night Disco Party
First Fridays Oak Park

Join us in the new Esther’s Park for a Silent Night Disco Party every First Friday between May – September. This fun outdoor venue is ideal for your next birthday party, date night or girls night out!

Event

“Wicked Sacramento” by William Burg
Discussion and Book Signing

In the early 1900s, Sacramento became a battleground in a statewide struggle. On one side were Progressive political reformers and suffragettes. Opposing them were bars, dance halls, brothels and powerful business interests. Caught in the middle was the city’s West End, a place where Grant “Skewball” Cross hosted jazz dances that often attracted police attention and Charmion performed her infamous trapeze striptease act before becoming a movie star.

Event Adrianne Hall

The Spirit of Elvis

Experience “The Spirit of ELVIS” in this One man show re-creating The 2 main performance eras of Elvis’ career The 50’s and 70’s eras.

About this Event

In this multi-faceted presentation portraying the 50’s and 70’s phases of Elvis’s career, Rob Ely delivers the most popular and exciting hits of Elvis, with all the moves and signature costumes Elvis fans have come to love. From the early Fifties to the Las Vegas jumpsuit era, Rob Ely IS the King in this hip shakin’, lip curling evening of great Elvis fun, suitable for the whole family!

Pipeline Newsletter

PS7 envisions their future selves!

PS7 Elementary hosted its first ever Career Day on Friday, April 19th! Our students dressed up as their future selves – teachers, pilots, music artists, athletes and more – and were able to explore and hear from professionals in and around the Oak Park community. As part of the learning experience, students had the opportunity to see an actual human brain thanks to researchers from UC Davis; they put in some sweat with a personal trainer; and, listened to each other’s heartbeats with a stethoscope like a pediatric nurse.

Pipeline Newsletter

Student Diaries: The Impact of Notre Dame

Before winning the Transforming Youth through Travel scholarship by Context Travel, the only country outside of America I had visited was my parents’ homeland, Mexico. Paris is not what the movies or people make it seem to be, and it is certainly very different from both America and Mexico. My recent trip to Paris was amazing and life changing because I learned so much about the city’s history.

Pipeline Newsletter

2019 Oak Park Block Party and Lottery Recap!

St. HOPE Public Schools recently celebrated its annual Admissions Lottery along with its first ever Oak Park Block Party held at the newly completed Esther’s Park. The Oak Park community gathered for a day of family-friendly fun, food trucks, and a live DJ. Incoming PS7 and Sacramento Charter High School scholars and families also had an opportunity to meet the St. HOPE staff during the Admissions Lottery.

Pipeline Newsletter

Grand Opening of Esther’s Park

Last month St. HOPE officially launched its newest development, Esther’s Park! The park, located at 3408 Third Avenue, was created after the unfortunate fall of the historic Esther’s Bakery and will serve as an event space for hosting community gatherings. It is home to a beautiful mural done by Sacramento Charter High School alumni, Aizik Brown, which was part of last year’s Sacramento’s Wide Open Wall event. 

Pipeline Newsletter

2019 Best of Sac High

This year marks the 15th year anniversary of The Best of Sac High Student Art Exhibition and we are proud to celebrate it with students, their families and the entire St. HOPE team. Throughout the years we have endeavored to keep this wonderful tradition alive, showcasing the outstanding talents our students possess. We once again present to you the best artistic work from the some of our most expressive students at Sacramento High School.

Pipeline Newsletter

College Visits Award Real-Life College Experience

Each year, Sac High prides itself in exposing ALL students to college life, and this year was no exception.  In December, students were able to select their annual college trip to a vast array of Northern California universities, including UC Berkeley, Chico State, CSU East Bay, UC Merced, Sacramento State, and Sonoma State.  By the time a Sac High student graduates, they have been provided with the opportunity to visit at least four different college campuses – those students involved in EAOP and College Track visit far more! 

Pipeline Newsletter

Admissions Lottery Fast Approaching

Although the priority deadline to apply for the St. HOPE Public Schools (SHPS) 2019-2020 Admissions Lottery has passed, the 2019-2020 Admissions Lottery and Oak Park Block Party will take place on Thursday, April 18, 2019 and is sure to be total fun in the sun!

The Block Party will take place at the newly-opened Esther’s Park located at 3408 3rd Avenue from 4:00pm-7:00pm and is free to attend! There will be a live DJ, BBQ, Face painting and so much more! Come hang out with us!

Pipeline Newsletter

Oak Park Speakers Series Special Edition: Reverend Al Sharpton

The Oak Park Speaker Series, presented by Underground Books, hosted a special edition of the series featuring Reverend Al Sharpton on March 18, 2019 at The Guild Theater.

Former Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson highlighted the legacy of Stephon Clark – exactly one year after Stephon’s tragic death – along with special guests, Dr. Tecoy Porter, pastor of Genesis Church and President of the Sacramento Chapter of the National Action Network, along with attorney Benjamin Crump, representative for the families of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown.

Pipeline Newsletter

An Oak Park Speaker Series Special Edition

Underground Books and The Guild Theater are proud to present Rev. Al Sharpton on Monday, March 18, 2019.  

With over 40 years of experience as a community leader, politician, minister and advocate, the Rev. Al Sharpton is one of America’s most-renowned civil rights leaders. Sharpton’s highly visible career began at the tender age of four when he preached his first sermon.

Pipeline Newsletter

Star Staff: Comedian Dru Burks

If you’ve been near the Guild Theater or the Student Store lately, you’ve probably seen him around. Dru Burks, our favorite comedian and funny man, runs the show – the Comedy Show at the Guild Theater every month and keeps the laughter rolling! A long time HOPEster, Dru joined our team in 2018 but has some former history with the organization.

Q: How long have you been at St. HOPE?

Pipeline Newsletter

Reading Makes Your World BIG!

Each year PS7 Elementary hosts a Family Literacy Night. The night is full of fun literacy games that families can play on their own at home with their scholars, and families have the opportunity to visit the Scholastic Book Fair. This year, PS7 made the event BIGGER and BETTER than ever!  With the hope of exposing scholars to a plethora of cultures and diverse reads, the theme was #ReadingMakesYourWorldBIG!  …and a BIG week it was! 

Pipeline Newsletter

Dragons Reign through Intense Season

The 2018-19 basketball season has unfortunately come to an end, but it definitely did not go away quietly. Both the boys’ and girls’ teams fought until the end of this grueling season that lasted from October to March.  

Pipeline Newsletter

Zoologists in Training!

PS7 Middle School scholars had the opportunity to learn all about animals in their science classes with the Sacramento Mobile Zoo Program. Scholars attended a one-hour lesson with the Sac Zoo on the PS7M campus, in which they learned about four different animals. They had the opportunity to learn about the history of the animal, how it came to be at the Sac Zoo, and even pet each animal. Our scholars had a great time expanding their knowledge about different animals and were eager to learn more.

Pipeline Newsletter

Sac High Scholars Dive into the Great Outdoors!

The Sac High Outdoors Club (SHOC) is an effort to introduce our students to the great outdoors where they can find the sort of beauty and peace that urban areas do not offer. So far, we’ve been to Auburn, Clementine Falls, Feather Falls, and most recently Cosumnes Preserve. At Cosumnes Preserve, we were joined by Dr. Castori and her son Sam, who identified for us bald eagles, various water birds, red winged blackbirds, Canadian geese, and many more! It was a great time and the students enjoyed hiking, seeing the Cosumnes River, and learning about the natural environment.

Video KVIE - February 23, 2019

Rob on the Road
Oak Park's Mother Rose

Oak Park’s Mother Rose | Region Rising

Meet the matriarch of Sacramento’s Oak Park neighborhood who is helping our region thrive by ensuring cultural diversity. Mother Rose of Underground Books shares her store and her heart with Rob in this rare interview. Proudly sponsored by Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP.

Blog post February 25, 2019

Meeting of the Minds
By Jake Mossawir

Some neighborhoods get pushed to the side, separated (figuratively and sometimes literally) from the heart of a city and left to face growing rates of crime, poverty, unemployment, or other harmful consequences.

For too long, that was the story of the Oak Park neighborhood near downtown Sacramento, California.  Through a concerted effort by a local non-profit in the community for the last 30 years, we are seeing real change and an upward trajectory. The Oak Park story provides lessons and hope for similarly situated communities across the country.