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For over 30 years, St. HOPE has dramatically improved the quality of life for residents from Oak Park through its holistic community development approach, and has made a major economic impact and contribution to the community. As a result, St. HOPE has attracted or catalyzed the creation of 20 businesses throughout the community resulting in nearly 300 jobs. These efforts have generated a significant infusion of capital in the community, including more than $43 million in economic and real estate development investments.


To revitalize the Oak Park community through public education and community and economic development.


St. HOPE is pleased to provide a variety of cultural events and programs in the Oak Park community which serves the greater community. Donations allow for these important opportunities to continue throughout the year.

The annual St. HOPE "Peat Scholarship" offset expenses outside of tuition that often prevent from attending their freshman year. Some of these expenses may include books, housing expenses, meal plans and transportation.

"Let's Read Oak Park" is a reading initiative for children ages 5-12. The monthly reading program at Underground Books includes children's story time, and a cultural interactive activity. Donations to support this free program will allow each child to select a book to take home to read with their family.

The monthly "Sunday Movie Matinee" is a FREE culturally relevant movie at the Guild Theater for families to enjoy together.

The annual "Juneteenth Block Party" takes place at the 40 Acres Art and Cultural Center and highlights black culture. The 1-day event features a complete lineup of local talent including artwork, gospel music, dancing, food and black owned street and food vendors provides entertainment for the entire family.

The "Oak Park Speaker Series" features African American leaders and authors who are nationally recognized for making a difference in the areas of education, politics and economics.

The annual "Oak Park Black Film Festival" is a celebration of African-American stories and history through cinema. The five-day event showcases independent feature, documentary, and short films by African-American filmmakers, along with panel discussions, and exclusive events.

The annual "Christmas in Oak Park" event features photo with Black Santa, children's art projects & activities, story time in Underground Books and a holiday movie at the Guild Theater.

Equity Statement

St. HOPE is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Our team is the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and team’s achievement as well.

We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.

St. HOPE’s diversity initiatives are applicable—but not limited—to our practices and policies on recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; professional development and training; promotions; transfers; social and recreational programs; layoffs; terminations; and the ongoing development of a work environment built on the premise of gender and diversity equity that encourages and enforces:

· Teamwork and employee participation, permitting the representation of all groups and employee perspectives.

· Work/life balance through flexible work schedules to accommodate employees’ varying needs.

· Employer and employee contributions to the communities we serve to promote a greater understanding and respect for the diversity.

· We will continue to make our workplaces trusting places to have complex, and sometimes difficult, conversations about diversity and inclusion: We will create and maintain environments, platforms, and forums where our people feel comfortable reaching out to their colleagues to gain greater awareness of each other’s experiences and perspectives. By encouraging an ongoing dialogue and not tolerating any incongruence with these values of openness, we are building trust, encouraging compassion and open-mindedness, and reinforcing our commitment to a culture of inclusivity.

· Establishing and promoting workplace culture expectations that all employees and visiting guests are made aware of and make commitments to follow; and

· Motivating and empowering employees to take responsibility for their actions and to help positively influence the behavior and civility of their fellow employees;

· Sharing and implementing methods on how to best create a culture of accountability and respect when it comes to issues of diversity and inclusivity.

Organization Data


Organization name


Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category

Community Improvement, Capacity Building

Operating Budget

$1,000,001-$5 million

Organization Need

Funding: Other, Other, In-Kind Donations

Demographics Served

Youth & Children, Low-income individuals/families, Black/African American

BIPOC Leadership

Executive Director/CEO

Local Counties Served


Equity Statement

Equity Statement


2450 Alhambra Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

Service areas

Sacramento, CA, US

Sacramento, CA, US

Elk Grove, CA, US

North Highlands, CA, US

Yolo, CA, US



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