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Family Movie Matinee
Guild Theater

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


This month we are showing DC League of Super Pets

Film Description:

Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime side by side in Metropolis. However, Krypto must master his own powers for a rescue mission when Superman is kidnapped.



Let’s Read Oak Park
Underground Books

Let’s Read Oak Park is presented by St. HOPE for elementary school aged children to 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!

Each child will receive a FREE book to take home from Underground Books.


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Author Talk and Book Signing with Dr. Marilyn Nelson
Underground Books

About the Event

Dr. Marilyn Nelson is an American poet and author or translator of over twenty books and five chapbooks ranging from historical subjects to poetry for adults and children. A former Sacramento resident, Dr. Nelson is a graduate of Hiram Johnson High School and UC Davis, professor emeritus at the University of Connecticut, and the former poet laureate of Connecticut.


6PM – Author Talk

7PM – Book Signing


FREE – Author talk and book signing



Juneteenth Block Party @ 40 Acres
40 Acres

St. HOPE presents the 3rd annual Juneteenth Block Party at 40 Acres on Saturday, June 17 from 4pm-9pm. Join us for FREE activities for the entire family.

The 40 Acres Art and Cultural Center in Oak Park is a cultural cornerstone in Sacramento and perfect location to celebrate the nationally celebrated Juneteenth holiday. Come on out as we shut down Third Avenue and 35th Streets for a neighborhood block party!

Article Sacramento ObserverBy Jared Childress

Sac High Student To Intern At UC Davis Med School
June 1, 2023

Ja’Lyn Wright always has been a mental health advocate. The 17-year-old high school senior listens to music, dances, and occasionally journals.

And this summer, he will be one step closer to his dream of becoming a licensed psychiatrist.

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Sac High Alumni Spotlight: Anaiyah Cabrellis, Class of 2019

One thing that Anaiyah Cabrellis remembers about her time at PS7 and Sac High was how strong the college-going culture was. She appreciated that St. HOPE Public Schools took scholars on college tours so they could learn about different majors and areas of study and enjoyed hearing from alumni each year about their college experience. Anaiyah also noted that having a good college counselor in high school was crucial, since she is a first-generation college student and this was a new journey for her family to navigate.

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Sac High Partners With UC Davis to Provide Hands on Biomedical Education and Internships

 Sac High is excited to be partnering with the UC Davis Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine for the second year to bring hands-on learning, exposure to science, and lab research opportunities to our high school students. The program included a series of lectures given onsite at Sac High and afterwards scholars were offered an opportunity to apply for a 7-week paid summer research internship. Through a competitive evaluation four scholars were selected for the internship.

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Join Us for the Juneteenth Block Party at 40 Acres

We are excited to partner with the University of the Pacific to present the 3rd annual Juneteenth Block Party at 40 Acres on Saturday, June 17 from 4pm-9pm. Join us for FREE activities for the entire family.

Bring your own lawn chair to enjoy the full lineup of music, art and entertainment taking place on the main stage, or walk around to support local black owned street and food vendors, and take your kids to the designated kids zone for fun interactive activities!


99% of Sac High Seniors Accepted to 4-Year Colleges
President's Message

Graduation season is upon us and I’m proud to report that 99% of Sac High seniors were accepted into four-year colleges in 2023 including all nine University of California campuses and 20 out of 23 California State University campuses. This is an achievement worth celebrating! We will be congratulating our Sac High seniors as they walk across the stage at their graduation on June 3. I know they have a bright future and I can’t wait to see them succeed in college next year.

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Sac High Alumni Spotlight: Delanie Hamilton William, Class of 2014

Delanie Hamilton William started at PS7 in the 6th grade and continued on to graduate from Sac High in 2014. She said St. HOPE Public Schools felt like family and because there was a genuine desire to see all students succeed. She thanks her mom for enrolling her in St. HOPE Public Schools which was an integral part of her becoming the first person in her extended family to graduate from college. 

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Please Support St. HOPE on the Big Day of Giving

We hope that you will consider supporting St. HOPE on the Big Day of Giving – early giving is open now through Thursday, May 4. For over 30 years, we have been working to bring cultural events, community development, and high quality education to Oak Park.

Through purposeful investment we have increased access and exposure for our scholars, Oak Park families, and residents throughout the region. While we have made great strides there is always more work to do. With your help and support on the BDOG we can expand the work we are doing and touch even more lives!

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St. HOPE Seniors Accepted to Nearly 500 Colleges  

When scholars enroll at St. HOPE Public Schools they are immersed in a college-going culture from day one. We are thrilled to announce that our Sac High seniors have been accepted to 490 colleges so far! Some of our scholars have already committed to colleges including UCLA, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara, Sac State, Tennessee State University, and Hawaii Pacific University. We can’t wait to hear where all of our scholars are going when they make their announcement at Signing Day on May 11.


Celebrating a Milestone
President's Message - 4.25.23

As we head outside to enjoy the beautiful spring weather, I am reminded how wonderful the city of trees is and all that Sacramento – especially Oak Park – has to offer. The 40 Acres complex which has been a cultural gathering place for two decades is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. For 20 years, this landmark has served as a place where families come to enjoy a meal and socialize and be immersed in culture and entertainment. 

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Sac High Seniors Accepted to 130+ Universities

College admissions are coming in and we are very proud to report that our Sac High seniors have already been accepted to over 130 universities! These include several Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) such as Alabama A&M University, Delaware State University, and Claflin University as well as top schools in California including Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly Humboldt, and UC Riverside. Now the hard part begins – deciding where to go!

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Sac High Alumni Spotlight: AnZhane Burrell, Class of 2012

AnZhane Burrell was very involved when she attended Sac High playing volleyball and participating in student government, including being Senior Class President. On top of that she had excellent grades and made the Dean’s List. Throughout her time at Sac High, AnZhane said there was a standard of excellence that was expected of all students.

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Mother Rose, Longtime Manager of Underground Books, is a Pillar of Oak Park

Step inside Underground Books, the “literary hub of Oak Park” and you’ll likely meet its manager, Georgia West, better known as Mother Rose. The nickname, bestowed by her son, former Mayor Kevin Johnson, explains her role in the community. She grew up in Oak Park, attended Sac High, and saw the neighborhood’s only library close in the 1970s. After graduating from Sacramento City College’s nursing program, she worked as a registered nurse for 26 years.

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Closing The Opportunity Gap For Students Of Color In Sacramento
March 2023

St. HOPE Public Schools’ foundation is rooted in student excellence and college readiness, providing our scholars with the strongest possible foundation for learning and career success. Sac High Principal Christina Williams-James recently authored an opinion editorial in the Sacramento Observer that highlights the work we are doing to successfully close the opportunity gap for low-income and disadvantaged students. 


Scholars Success and Go Dragons!
President's Message

As we end Black History Month, I wanted to share some exciting news about our Sac High scholars who are shining in both the classroom and on the court. We are proud to be a part of Cal State Chico’s Fulbright Program and Sac High Principal Christina Williams-James shared our scholars’ academic successes in an opinion editorial in the Sacramento Observer. Our boys basketball team had a very exciting season making it to round one of the 2023 CIF State Boys Basketball Championships.

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Scholars Celebrate Black History Month
February 2023

Throughout the month of February we are bringing in leaders, influencers, entrepreneurs, writers, educators, business people, artists, media personalities, chefs, sports personalities, and dreamers to talk to and inspire our scholars at PS7 and Sac High. 

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Dragons Basketball Celebrates Big Wins: Boys Basketball Team Advances to Section Finals and Girl’s Basketball Coach Celebrates 300 Wins
February 2023

The Sac High Boys basketball team had an exciting win on February 22 beating Placer High school 73 to 59. The Dragons led by Coach Matt Johnson, a Sac High alumni, are now 24-7.  Sac High will face off against two-time defending Division III champion Vanden High School in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section finals at the Golden 1 Center at 4pm on Saturday, February 25. We hope you can come cheer our Dragons on! Ticket information can be found here.