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Mocha Girls Read
Book Club

We are a group of black women who love to read, want to read more and meet like-minded women. We are here to inspire women to read, share literature, fellowship, and encourage others in the joy of reading. We meet in Sacramento, CA at Underground Book Store every month. n We are an eclectic group of women and so are our reading selections. Find out more on our website www.mochagirlsread.com

Join us on March 9 at 10am to discuss “Becoming” by Michelle Obama

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Robin Ayers – Unspoken Languages: Making Your Beliefs Speak For You
Discussion and Book Signing

A feel-good book that ignites the unspoken language of belief to live the life you desire and deserve! Robin Ayers shares real life stories of her own and she references experiences of others to show the power of belief that we’ve all been born with. Have you ever felt stuck in your life? Have you ever wondered why some people seem to have it all while others struggle to find their way? The answer is simply that all things begin with belief. What do you believe about yourself and the capabilities that you have.

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Beatrice Toney Bailey “Get Ready, Get Set, Cuz We’re All Gonna Go!!”
Discussion and Book Signing

“Farewell, My Friend” has been updated and renamed to “Get Ready, Get Set Cuz…We’re All Gonna Go!!”  Bea gives you key advice regarding estate planning, in-home care, and funeral planning as well as dealing with doctors, hospitals, wills, trusts, stress, and even Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  This workbook also incorporates every conceivable facet of care giving and care taking.

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Pamela Hadley “Relationship Dynamics”
Discussion and Book Signing

Relationships are everywhere, and they are a part of everyone’s life no matter who you are. The Bible highlights three relationship types. These relationship types can be found in Ephesians 5:21-33; 6:1-9, they are, the marital relationship, family relationship, and working relationship. In this book, Relationship Dynamics you’ll learn how relationships are made to work, flow, operate effectively and successfully through the application of God’s Word and His design for relationships. God is a God of order and His design for relationships is no exception.

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Kathy Marshall “Finding Otho: The Search for Our Enslaved Williams Ancestors”
Discussion and Book Signing

Kathy Lynne Marshall’s lifelong infatuation with African culture was challenged when a DNA test revealed just how much European cream was in her African coffee. That sent her on an intensive search to find out more about her family’s diverse ancestry. Focusing on her maternal great-great-grandfather, Otho Williams, Kathy only knew he was born a slave in 1834 in Maryland. But who were his parents and his owner? Exactly where was his home?

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Sandra Green “God Hears the Whispers of our Hearts”
Discussion and Book Signing

The title of this book, God Hears the Whispers of Our Hearts, came from sitting on a park bench with my four children when they were small, on the grounds of the State Capitol of Sacramento, with a wondering thought about where my life was headed and in what direction I will end up at. It began as a thought and then a whisper and sigh.

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Now Accepting Applications!

St. HOPE Public Schools (SHPS) is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year! With over 15 years of high-quality public education focused on getting scholars to and through college, St. HOPE is the right choice for your family. SHPS offers tuition-free, college prep charter schools located in the Oak Park community, and our scholars are prepared to excel, trained to lead, and empowered to serve. Interested in joining one of Sacramento’s highest performing charter school networks?

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Hey YOU…Come to our NEW PARK!

The 3rd Avenue lot near St. HOPE’s 40 Acres Complex was once the site of Esther’s Pastry Shoppe, a two-story mixed use building constructed in 1915 that provided Oak Park residents with freshly baked goods through much of the 1900’s.  By the time the historic building was acquired by St. HOPE Development Company in the late 1990’s, it was in a state of disrepair and in need of major funding before it could be restored.  In 2018, the badly deteriorated building was deemed uninhabitable and was therefore demolished.

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Increasing Family Participation and Encouraging Ongoing Involvement

Family involvement contributes positively to the learning experience and success of our St. HOPE scholars. We understand the importance of having clear and consistent communication channels, and engaging parents and caregivers throughout their scholars’ education – not just when there is a problem. We have been working with our St. HOPE community and are excited to see various ways family participation and engagement has increased at St. HOPE Public Schools:

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Scholars Work Hard AND Play Hard!

Building scholar investment, excitement, joy and love for school is one of our number one priorities at PS7 Elementary.  Our PS7 Team is committed to going above and beyond for our scholars so they have the best elementary experience possible. Each quarter, our staff plans incentives that provide our scholars with opportunities to partner with the community, and build camaraderie and teamwork with their classmates.

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Dance Education: Training the Whole Student
By Shawna Smith, 9th Grade Dance Instructor

Dance is not just a physical art form, it is also an academic exercise and confidence booster. How, you might ask? First, scholars must understand the science and application of the mind and body. Then, they must learn about mathematical structures of angles, counting music, shaping formations and how to travel through space and time to create transitions. Finally, they must comprehend the historical meaning behind the movements, understand sentence structure to create a story with non verbal language, and above all the importance of instilling confidence.

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Meeting of the Minds

The 12th Meeting of the Minds Annual Summit convened this year in Sacramento with the purpose of spotlighting tools and best practices. Leaders from around the nation were brought together at this event held downtown and St. HOPE was fortunate enough to have been chosen to lead a workshop tour of Oak Park alongside Sacramento City Council Member, Jay Schenirer. 

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9th Grade Scholars Build Strong Community

9th Grade Academy scholars had the opportunity to participate in team building at UC Davis this quarter! Our scholars competed in various competitions in their advisory classes in order to strengthen their teamwork and build community, all with the ultimate goal of claiming the Dragon Cup! Our scholars had so much fun participating in team building activities on the UC Davis quad. We ended our team building activity with a picnic.

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Walkin 4 A Cause

For the second year in a row, a group of Sac High students and staff participated in the annual Walk 4 Literacy event sponsored by the Sacramento Library Authority. The 3-mile walk, which begins at McClatchy Park in Oak Park, meanders through different neighborhoods, past the State Capitol and ends with a festival at Cesar Chavez Plaza across from City Hall.  

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Giving Thanks in Oak Park

On the Monday before Thanksgiving, several St. HOPE teachers, staff, students and parents joined countless volunteers at the Sacramento Food Bank to help distribute turkeys and all the fixings to those in need. Thousands of people lined the streets of Oak Park to be one of many to receive the donation given in a nifty Sacramento Food Bank bag.

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Preparing St. HOPE Scholars to Succeed in College

We are committed to ensuring all of our scholars receive a strong foundation so they are prepared to attend, succeed in, and complete college. We believe in encouraging our young scholars to set their sights on college early, which is why we offer college field trips for every grade level, from K-12. These trips are a special time for our scholars to learn more about college and visualize themselves making it to and through college.

Article By Ben van der Meer – Staff Writer

Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles planned in Oak Park
Sacramento Business Journal - October 22, 2018

Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles planned in Oak Park

 

By Ben van der Meer – Staff Writer, Sacramento Business Journal

Oct 22, 2018, 11:29am

 

Chicken and waffles are being planned for Sacramento’s Oak Park neighborhood, with an application before the city to add to a building at 3824 Third Ave. Here are some highlights from the application.

 

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St. HOPE + NetSuite
By Ton Saliew, Technology Program Manager

At St. HOPE, we are always looking to improve efficiencies and economies of scale.  A few things we considered when searching for a new finance system were agility, unity, and scalability. We needed a new finance system up and running fast, so NetSuite’s out-of-the-box, 60-day “SuiteSuccess” program offered the speed we sorely needed to hit the ground running. After years of using disparate systems and processes, NetSuite’s unified approach to finance operations centered our payroll, accounting, and finances in a way never realized previously.

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Walter Mosley Visits Underground Books

Underground Books had the honor of hosting renowned and critically acclaimed author Walter Mosley at the 40 Acres Complex for an enchanting evening at the bookstore and a fireside chat at the Guild Theater.

Mr. Mosley, who authored “Devil in a Blue Dress,” visited Oak Park to share his newest novel, John Woman, and talk about his career, writing projects, and insight as a crime-fiction writer.

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Annual Fundraiser Exceeds Expectations

The Annual St. HOPE Dinner, which took place on September 23 at the Downtown Hyatt Regency, began like so many others in years prior – a packed house eagerly anticipating a fun-filled evening. However, this year’s event left a long-lasting impression on the hundreds of guests who attended.  

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FUN-tastic Times at the Guild Theater!

Have you been to an event at the Guild recently?

Lately, the Guild Theater has been the place to be! The Guild Theater has provided so many events including movie nights, comedy shows, and even plays! Early this month, the Guild has hosted  events such as: Anthropology of Dia de los Muertos lecture, Fireside Chat with Walter Mosley, Specialty Coffee Panel, Cinderella Scholarship Pageant, and of course a movie every Tuesday by Popcorn Culture!

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Cookin’ it up with NASA!
Domina Stamas, Sac High Science Teacher

Over the past few years I have collaborated multiple times with NASA for many projects with our students as well as my own professional development. 

I recently spoke with Johnson Space Center in Houston and we were given the green light to participate in the Astronaut Culinary Challenge.

Not only will we be the only school in California to participate this year, we will be the FIRST California school to participate in the program!!  

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Underground Books Presents Walter Mosley!

Underground Books proudly presents renowned and critically acclaimed author Walter Mosley next Friday, October 12 at the Guild Theater and Underground Books. Join us for a fire chat discussion and book signing as Mr. Mosley shares his newest novel, John Woman.

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First Impressions: My College Experience
By TaKayla Johnson, Sac High Class of 2018

I’ve always dreamed about going to an HBCU. I was unsure about my experience at a predominantly white institution. I currently attend California State University, Sacramento and I have loved my experience thus far. Coming from a predominantly black high school, Sacramento Charter High School, the diversity of Sac State’s campus was truly a culture shock, but the levels of love and unity helped me overcome my worries about attending a local university. Sac state is a great campus and I have learned the importance of my presence on this campus.

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Staff Star: Mr. Antonio Sarabia

Here at St. HOPE we find it very rewarding to recognize the outstanding commitment from our staff, which more than often go above and beyond to give scholars an unforgettable learning experience. With amazing staff like Mr. Sarabia, Sac High’s Visual Arts and Communications teacher, there’s no wonder why we have such amazing scholars.

This month we had the privilege of sitting down with veteran HOPEster, Mr. Sarabia, to hear a little about his story. Here’s what we captured:

Q: How long have you been here? How did you hear about St. HOPE?