St. HOPE: About Us


About Us

Our Mission 

To revitalize Oak Park through Public Education and Economic Development 

Our Family

  • St. HOPE Academy 
  • St. HOPE Public Schools 
  • St. HOPE Development Company

St. HOPE, established in 1989, is a family of nonprofits committed to revitalizing Oak Park through high quality public education and economic development. St. HOPE runs PS7 Elementary School, PS7 Middle School, and Sacramento Charter High School. The mission of our charter schools is to graduate self-motivated, industrious and critical thinking leaders who are committed to serving others, passionate about lifelong learning and prepared to earn a degree from a four-year college.

St. HOPE also owns and operates The Guild Theater, and Underground Books, one of very few African-American owned bookstores left in the nation. St. HOPE is committed to bringing in profitable organizations who have a natural fit with the community and is proud to have tenants such as City Year, SETA, Cal Asian Chamber of Commerce, and Valley Vision. Additional investments and partnerships include Old Soul Co. , Fixins Soul Kitchen, and World Class Faders barber shop among others.