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Comedy Night with Headliner Dru Burks
Guild Theater

Comedy Night At the Guild Theater (Special Filming). This Comedy Show is going to be A Special One The headliner Is DRU BURKS !

About this event

Comedy Night At The Guild Theater (Special Filming of Comedian Dru Burks) The Moment you All have been Waiting For . Comedian Dru Burks will Be your Headliner He will be Filming His Comedy Special Titled (Here’s What They Think About You)

Hosted By: Comedian Dru Burks

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Free Sunday Movie Matinee
1st Sundays at 2pm

The entire family is invited on the 1st Sunday of each month to attend Free Movie Matinee’s at the Guild Theater!

About this event

Join us for free family movies at the Guild Theater!

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Date: First Sunday of each month

Time: 2pm Showtime

Location: Guild Theater (2828 35th Street)

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Movie Lineup:

April – “Black Panther”

May – “A Wrinkle in Time”

June – “The Princess and the Frog”

July – “Jungle Cruise”

Note: Movies are subject to change

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Let’s Read Oak Park
Underground Books

Let’s Read Oak Park takes place on the 2nd Saturday of each month and is a FREE reading & exploration event for children ages 5-12

About this event

Elementary school aged children explore books and participate in hands on activities with an emphasis on cultural themes. Students will engage in interactive book readings, and select a free book of their choice to take home and encourage reading together as a family!

Space is limited to 12 per event so sign up today!

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Local Pop-up Vendor: The Magick Shoppe
Underground Books

In an effort to support local black-owned vendors, Underground Books is pleased to feature several pop-up shops throughout the year. 

Please stop by the store to show your support for these talented and creative entrepreneurs. 

The Magick Shoppe is a Black and POC women-owned business, and we are proud to source our ingredients and services from other BIPOC and women-owned businesses.

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Resmaa Menakem’s “The Quaking of America” Discussion and Book Signing
Underground Books

Please join us for a very special in-person book discussion with author Resmaa Menakem as he shares his newest book “The Quaking of America”!

In this groundbreaking National Bestselling book ”My Grandmother’s Hands”, Resmaa Menakem examined the damage caused by racism in America from the perspective of trauma and body-centered psychology.

He now joins us in person to present his newest book “The Quaking of America”

Discussion will take place at The Guild Theater at 6 pm with a book signing to follow immediately after at Underground Books.

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Ebony London Pop-Up
Underground Books

Please stop by to join Underground Books in supporting local black-owned vendors for this special pop-up event. 

Ear Art by Ebony London: Ear Art is designed & constructed by Artist Ebony London. Using laser cut wood that is designed for earrings as a canvas, Artist Ebony London hand paints each pair. Each side of the Ear Art is painted & offers a contrasting vibe.

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Free Sunday Movie Matinee
1st Sundays at 2pm

The entire family is invited on the 1st Sunday of each month to attend Free Movie Matinee’s at the Guild Theater!

About this event

Join us for free family movies at the Guild Theater!

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Date: First Sunday of each month

Time: 2pm Showtime

Location: Guild Theater (2828 35th Street)

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Movie Lineup:

April – “Black Panther”

May – “A Wrinkle in Time”

June – “The Princess and the Frog”

July – “Jungle Cruise”

Note: Movies are subject to change

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Let’s Read Oak Park
Underground Books

Let’s Read Oak Park takes place on the 2nd Saturday of each month and is a FREE reading & exploration event for children ages 5-12

About this event

Elementary school aged children explore books and participate in hands on activities with an emphasis on cultural themes. Students will engage in interactive book readings, and select a free book of their choice to take home and encourage reading together as a family!

Space is limited to 12 per event so sign up today!

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Big Day of Giving
A Message from the President

Dear Community Members,

The Big Day of Giving (BDOG) is an important way to support local nonprofits that are working hard to make a difference in the community. St. HOPE has been on the ground for over 30 years to bring high quality education and economic development and investment to a historically underserved community. I hope you will support St. HOPE by making a meaningful contribution by clicking here or on the Big Day image today or anytime leading up to the Big Day on May 5.

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RISE UP TOGETHER to build stronger communities
A Message from the President

Dear Community,

Within the last few weeks, our hearts have been saddened by the gun violence and business break-ins that have cast a shadow right here in our Sacramento community and across the nation. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families who have lost loved ones and all of those who have been touched or traumatized by the recent events. 

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Sacramento-area bookstores celebrate their day with tour for bibliophiles (April 30)
The Sacramento Bee

Underground Books manager Georgia West, commonly known as “Mother Rose,” of Oak Park, admires a photo of a child with “Black Santa” during the second annual Christmas in Oak Park event Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at the bookstore and neighboring The Guild Theater. “For kids to see a Santa Claus that looks like them for a change … I mean any Santa is good, but I just think we need some options,” West said. “It’s a diverse community, and so we want diversity, we want everybody to come,” she added, “but I just think, for us, this is a great option and a great event.”

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All families are invited to St. HOPE Public Schools’ Spring Festival!

All families are invited to St. HOPE Public Schools’ Spring Festival! SHPS will be hosting a free admission event with local night market vendors, food trucks, community resources, and a kids zone with a variety of activities and attractions. This event will safely bring everyone together for a day of family-friendly fun in the Oak Park community. The kids zone will feature face painting, bounce houses, a petting zoo, carnival rides, and more! 

Join us Saturday, April 9th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Sacramento Charter High School football field. 

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“Far East Deep South” Premiere
Movie Premiere + Discussion

In this critical time and focus on social injustice and asian hate crimes, St. HOPE has partnered with the CA Railroad Museum and the Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival to bring together the African American and Asian American communities to watch the Sacramento premiere of the “Far East Deep South” followed by Q&A discussion with the film’s producers and Sacramento’s Black and Asian Communities on Saturday, April 9 at 4pm. 

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Alumni Highlight: Aryanna Lewis

Recently, we caught up with St. HOPE alumnae, Aryanna Lewis, to discuss her recently being crowned as Miss Black Sacramento. Aryanna who attended St. HOPE Public Schools from Kindergarten - High School, graduated from Sac High, Class of 2014 and was her class Student Body Vice President. She credits her St. HOPE background as the foundation of her morals and as the pathway that lead her to reach higher goals. We are certainly proud of Aryanna’s accomplishments and how she continues to be a positive representative of our St. HOPE family!

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Guild Record Studio Grand Opening

The official grand opening of Guild Record Studios held last month on February 25th brought a large turnout of local creatives and also served as a listening party for Sacramento’s own, TIP Vicious for his upcoming EP “No Sleep”, which was produced and recorded at Guild Studios.

The Guild Record Studio is managed by Guild Theater Director, Dru Burks, and studio Engineer, Bobby “Babagazoo” Reed. The studio offers affordably priced recording sessions and membership packages for vocal recording, music production, podcasting, voice overs, mixing and mastering.

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Crowning our History
A Message from St. HOPE President & CEO

Dear Friends of St. HOPE,

The celebration of the legacy of great women during Women History month is most valued when we share with our children and grandchildren, grooming the next generation of legacy. It is important that the history is kept visible and active in the hearts and minds of those who are standing on the shoulders of many who have come before us and building for a brighter future. We have to continue to make history, celebrate and memorialize great legacy and crown our history forever.

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Matt Johnson to Coach Boys Varsity Basketball Team
Sac High

Sac High is excited to announce Matt Johnson as the new Varsity Boy’s Basketball coach. As an alumni of Sac High, Johnson was a three-year varsity letterman in basketball and was nominated as a Dragon team MVP, Capital Athletic League MVP and was named 1 st team All-City.

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Sac High Sports Highlights
An Update from Coach Reber

Sac High is building on a strong foundation for its athletics – closing out 2021 with a series of successes, and looking ahead at some great opportunities for the coming year.

The Dragons football team had an excellent season, building up a full team after the COVID pandemic caused cancellations and delays. The Varsity team finished with a record of 9-3, and made it to the playoffs where they battled the Manteca Buffaloes, the team which ultimately went on to win the section championship.

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Black History Month Matters
A Message from the President

Black History Month is a time of reflection and acknowledgement of the journey of a people with resiliency and determination for freedom, justice and equity. It is also a time of encouragement for continued pathways towards liberty and justice for all.

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St. HOPE Spotlight: Mother Rose

St. HOPE Spotlight: Mother Rose
St. HOPE Pipeline

Welcome to the St. HOPE Video Spotlight.  This month’s video features the legendary Georgia West aka “Mother Rose” who for many years has been an icon in the Oak Park Community.  Mother Rose is not only the manager of Underground Books, but is the official cheerleader for St. HOPE. 

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Free Movie Matinee

Looking for something to do on the weekend?  Come one, come all to the Sunday Movie Matinee at the Guild Theater on the 1st Sunday of each month at 2pm.  Bring your family, friends or come by yourself to watch (or rewatch!) some of the most popular feature films on the big screen.  St. HOPE is pleased to present these family friendly movies that are FREE for the entire community!

 

Movie Schedule: 

March 6   “Hidden Figures”

April 3  “Black Panther”

May 1  “A Wrinkle in Time”

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‘A place where we can show Black excellence’: Inside Sacramento region’s only Black-owned bookstore
KCRA - February 3, 2003

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —

The Sacramento region’s only Black-owned bookstore can be found in the heart of Oak Park.

Underground Books opened its doors in 2003 to fill a need in its community: There are no public libraries in Sacramento’s Oak Park neighborhood.

“If people don’t benefit, if the community doesn’t benefit, then we’re doing something wrong,” Cassandra Jennings told KCRA 3.

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Sacramento Is Home To California’s Best Soul Food Restaurant
February 4, 2022

Sacramento is home to the best soul food restaurant in the state of California, according to a recent report from LoveFood . The website set out to find the best food every state had to offer.

“Nothing beats the comfort of soul food. Here are the best restaurants celebrating the African-American tradition, where many of the recipes have been passed down through generations,” reads the report. “Expect the likes of collard greens, beans, cornmeal in many forms, along with crispy catfish, pork and tender fried chicken.”

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Let’s Read Oak Park
Launch of New St. HOPE Reading Initiative

With a new focus on racial injustice, there is a spotlight on the sobering statistics in the reading levels between black and white students. In 2019, The Nation’s Report Card from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) found that just 15% of Black 8th graders were at or above reading “proficiency.” About half didn’t even reach the “basic” reading benchmark.

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Free Drive Through Covid-19 Testing Site at Sac High
Sponsored by St. HOPE and EventMD

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is “What are you doing for others?” said Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In an effort to serve and respond to the needs of our community St. HOPE is teaming up with EventMD to provide a drive-through COVID Testing Site at Sacramento High School starting Saturday, January 15th.  Both PCR and Antigen rapid testing will be available weekly on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 9 AM to 2 PM.  Please get vaccinated and tested to keep yourself and others safe.