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Pennies For Patients Drive
PS7 Elementary

Friday we will have our Pennies for Patients Kick-Off Assembly!  Pennies for Patients runs from 9/9-9/27. Scholars will collect change and then deposit it into class box.  After 9/27, boxes will go to CoinStar and deposit it for the Leukemia/Lymphoma society. The homeroom with the MOST money raised gets a PIZZA party!

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David Fontaine “The Black Financial Literacy and Wealth Building Bible”
Discussion and Book Signing

Black Americans have achieved and thrived through Slavery, Jim Crow and benign neglect. The Wealth Building Opportunity Gap presents another major challenge for Black Americans. We realize that we cannot rely on anyone but ourselves to conquer this challenge. We cannot expect those that grow wealthy from our condition to provide a solutions to our problems. This book lays out the mindset, financial knowledge and skills Black Americans must acquire to build long lasting wealth.

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Comedy Night at the Guild Theater
Featuring Lance Woods

Description

Comedy Night At The Guild Theater

Hosted By: Comedian Dru Burks

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Time:

7:00PM Door

8:00PM Showtime

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Comedian Info:

Headliner : Lance Woods

BIO:

Comedain – Lance Woods is filming his 1st 1 hour comedy special. You’ve seen him all over the Internet, you’ve seen his work with the Sacramento Kings, you’ve seen him in the movie “A clear Shot” now come see him for this historic stand up event.

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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.

(916) 737-3333

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Howard Hewett

Come join us at The Guild Theater to watch Howard Hewett, an American singer-songwriter. Hewett is the former lead vocalist of the Grammy winning R&B/soul vocal group Shalamar.

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Entry:
21+

Time:
7:00 PM Door
8:00 PM Showtime

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PURCHASE TICKETS

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HOWARD HEWETT (BI0):

Howard Hewett is one of the most gifted vocalists in the Post-Marvin Gaye era of pop R&B.

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Sac High Class of 2009
Class Reunion

When St. HOPE Public Schools took over the operations and management of Sacramento High School in 2003, it transitioned the high school into an independent public charter school with the vision to create one of the finest urban high schools in America. By raising the graduation requirements to parallel the expectations of the California A-G course requirements to boost the chance of gain admission to a UC or CSU school, Sacramento High students were on track to be accepted to a 4-year university.

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Thanksgiving Break

There will be no school during Thanksgiving Break from November 25th to November 29th.  Students return to school on December 2nd.

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Winter Break
No School

All SHPS schools closed during Winter Break from December 19th - January 7.  Scholars return to school on Wednesday, January 8. 

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First Look at the Brand New PS7 Elementary School

In the winter of 2018, PS7 Elementary was awarded a $25 million dollar grant for a new facility. Over the past year we have hired key members of the team (construction manager, architect, civil engineer) and have developed the preliminary design. Our goal is to create one of the finest school facilities in the Sacramento area!

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1st Annual Back to School BBQ and Backpack Giveaway with Diamond Autosport 

We are super thankful to have partnered with Diamond Autosport this year for a community barbecue and backpack giveaway that was held at McClatchy Park on August 9th. Hundreds of families came out for free delicious grub, backpacks, and school supplies. Children also participated in a basketball tournament and Diamond Autosport even brought a few of their most decked out vehicles for the kids to enjoy. Overall the event was a win for our community and we send a huge thank you out to Diamond Autosport for their partnership!

Article Hoodline Adrianne Hall

Fixins Soul Kitchen brings soul food and more to North Oak Park
8.15.19

A new spot to score soul food and more has opened for business in the neighborhood. Called Fixins Soul Kitchen, the new arrival is located at 3428 Third Ave. in North Oak Park.

Fixins Soul Kitchen specializes in comfort food. On the menu, you’ll find fried catfish, fried chicken, shrimp and grits, gumbo, chicken and waffles, mac and cheese and more. 

With a five-star rating out of 18 reviews on Yelp so far, the new addition is on its way to developing a local fan base.

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Sacramento’s Oak Park transformed: One organization and its $89 million footprint
Sac Bee Article by David Caraccio

Long-time Oak Park resident and activist Robbin Ware remembers that when he moved to the neighborhood, “there wasn’t a damn thing.”

“There wasn’t nothing here but gangs, drugs, drugs being sold,” said Ware, 82.

Nearly 20 years later, Oak Park has become a hotbed of investment and development. One organization in particular has been busy — St. Hope.

Article Sacramento Business JournalBy Ed Goldman

St. Hope turns 30 and self-sustaining
July 8, 2019

One week ago today, at 4 p.m., to be exact, former Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and his fellow dreamers quietly celebrated the 30th anniversary of the founding of St. Hope — which started as a summer program in a portable classroom for 12 African-American boys but became an economic and education turbo engine for what had been the historically neglected Oak Park.

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New soul food restaurant opening soon in Oak Park. One of its backers is Kevin Johnson
Sac Bee Article by Benji Engel

How does a restaurant capture the flavor of a neighborhood steeped in history that’s simultaneously more in flux than any other part of Sacramento?

Fixins Soul Kitchen went straight to the source: Oak Park residents’ family recipes. When the restaurant opens in St. Hope’s 40 Acres building around the end of July, someone’s grandma’s fried chicken or biscuits will share menu space with creations from executive chef Melvin “Boots” Johnson’s mind, said St. Hope CEO/president Jake Mossawir.

Article CBS 13By Anna Giles

Kevin Johnson Opens New Soul Food Restaurant In Oak Park
July 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A familiar face is making moves in Oak Park again.

Former Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has plans to open up a new soul food restaurant off of Broadway.

The new restaurant, called Fixins, is still a work in progress. Many would say that about the Oak Park neighborhood in general, but also that the area has come a long way in a short amount of time.

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96% of Sac High Seniors Accepted to Four-Year Universities!

The Class of 2019 will be remembered as one of our most cohesive classes ever to walk through Sac High’s doors. The students from the Class of 2019 are as close as a true family who supported each other throughout the ups and downs of high school, ultimately emerging as graduates. Ninety-six percent of the seniors have been accepted to four-year universities across the nation, including 38 Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 21 California State University campuses, all nine of the University of California campuses, and 26 private and out of state colleges and universitie

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PS7 Shows Off for First Art and Music Showcase

PS7 Elementary is always dedicated to bringing as many experiences to our scholars as possible. This year, we knew we wanted to increase the number of electives scholars had the opportunity to participate in while at the elementary school, so we added two — art and music. Throughout the year our scholars learned the various elements of art and music enabling them to present their first ever art and music production, “It’s A Creative World.” 

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6th Annual Sacramento Black Book Fair Celebration

The Sacramento Black Book Fair kicked off its 6th Annual event earlier this month in Oak Park and brought together African American authors and artists from all over to the community. This highly anticipated h two-day event included a panel discussion among featured authors, book signings, cultural and food vendors, children’s activities, poetry readings, art displays, and so much more.

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A New Home for St. HOPE

As St. HOPE approaches its 30th anniversary serving the Oak Park Community, we can reflect back on the many locations we have called home. Many people still recall the original St. HOPE Academy after school building on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, which is now home to the SETA preschool. Others may remember the more corporate office space on 34th Street and 3rd avenue, which has since been completely remodeled and is now home to our friends at Valley Vision.  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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! 

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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!