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Let’s Read Oak Park
Underground Books

Let’s Read Oak Park 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!

Let’s Read Oak Park is presented by St. HOPE and in sponsorship with the Sacramento Region Community Foundation.

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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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Sunday Movie Matinee
Guild Theater

RESERVE TICKETS

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:

Sunday, October 2- The Addams Family 2

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Let’s Read Oak Park
Underground Books

Let’s Read Oak Park 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!

Let’s Read Oak Park is presented by St. HOPE and in sponsorship with the Sacramento Region Community Foundation.

Article Sacramento Historical SocietyBy: Meagan McPhillips

St. HOPE’s History Builds the Foundation for its Future
Oct 7, 2020

Updated: Oct 8, 2020

With 30 years of challenges, successes and reinvention, St. HOPE proves it’s a valuable part of the Oak Park community.

History of Sacramento High School

St. HOPE was founded in 2003 but the school campus’ history dates back to the late 19th century. Named after the city, Sacramento High School started as a small one room building with less than 40 students in attendance. After several moves the school settled at its current location at 34th and Y street in 1924.

Article By Jared ChildressSeptemer 21, 2022

8-Year-Old Entrepreneur Finds A Sweet Spot
Sacramento Observer

On a triple-digit heat day in Sacramento, what’s better than an ice cold glass of lemonade?

Answer: supporting Achazia, an 8-year-old entrepreneur.

As the creator of Sippin’ Pretti Lemonade, Achazia has become one of the city’s youngest entrepreneurs. Founded in August 2021, the traveling pop-up business has delighted Sacramentans with homemade lemonade pouches for just $5. There are 25 flavors, including original, black cherry, watermelon, and a mystery flavor that has been guessed by only one customer.

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JUNE- Celebrating the Future. Acknowledging the Past.
A Message from St. HOPE

Dear St. HOPE family and friends,

I always enjoy this time of year as we come together to celebrate our scholars and recognize their success.  Together with their families, teachers, the greater community, our scholars have reflected on how far they have come and are now looking ahead at their bright future.  

Over the past few weeks, St. HOPE Public Schools had promotion ceremonies for kindergarteners, 5th graders, 8th graders and the mighty Sacramento High School class of 2022.

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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. 

Article By Sarah Murphy

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.

Blog post By Cassandra Jennings

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”