Inspiring Faith and Hope in Inner-City Schools

Nurturing Success, Impacting the Future

Welcome to Vision of Hope, which for 20 years has provided financial support for eight inner-city schools sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose. These schools serve more than 1,800 students in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Our mission is to ensure the quality, affordability and vibrant future of the schools, the children and the communities they serve.
This year our Annual Fund Campaign seeks to raise $1 million to respond to the current challenges of our families and schools in the areas of direct tuition assistance, technology, curricular and administrative support.



St. James School


Total Students 2014-2015

Number of Families

Average Class Size

Graduates 2013-2014

Graduates Attending Catholic High Schools 2013-2014


% of Catholic Students


% of Single Parent Households


% Receiving Tuition Assistance

Vision of Hope Schools

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Saint James

321 Fair Oaks St.
San Francisco

St. Anthony~Immaculate Conception

299 Precita Ave.
San Francisco

St. Elizabeth

1516 33rd Ave.

St. Ignatius

6025 Monte Vista St.
Los Angeles

St. Michael

1027 W. 87th St.
Los Angeles

Sacred Heart

2109 Sichel St.
Los Angeles

Santa Teresita

2646 Zonal Ave.
Los Angeles

St. Frances X. Cabrini

1428 W. Imperial Hwy.
Los Angeles

Bragging Writes

$1,949 from St. Michael’s For Koins for Kids

St. Michael’s students got very creative this year while raising money for Vision of Hope’s Koins for Kids fund drive. Fifth graders made lollipop flowers, which students bought for their moms for Mother’s Day. Some intrepid second graders sold candy from their First... read more

Gala Kicks Off Sacred Heart’s 125th Anniversary

Sacred Heart Elementary School kicked off  their 125th Anniversary with a fundraising dinner and silent auction in February at the Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena. Margie Romano, long-time Vision of Hope supporter and member of SHES Board Emeritus, received the Sacred... read more

Northern Board Meets At SAIC

Vision of Hope’s Northern Advisory Board was treated to performances by the school choir and the kindergarten/1st grade classes on Wednesday, April 22, at St. Anthony-Immaculate Conception School, San Francisco. Board members were updated on the Annual Fund... read more

Santa Teresita 7th Grade Top Koins for Kids Class

Santa Teresita’s 7th grade class won the Koins for Kids challenge this year. Their teacher, Mrs. Ines Rodriguez worked very hard  to promote this great fundraiser. Sister Mary Catherine Antczak, Principal, is proud to announce the school’s 2015 total is... read more

St. Elizabeth Raises $2,100 In K4K

Two classes at St. Elizabeth Elementary School share Koins for Kids honors this year. The 6th grade was in the lead when they left for science camp, but the 1st graders caught up with them. Each class was presented a Pia Penguin. Daniel, a 5th grader, was among the... read more

SAIC Kinders Win K4K Competition

Students at St. Anthony-Immaculate Conception School in San Francisco donated $1,274.52 in this year’s Koins for Kids collection. Ms. Kaelyn Zaken’s kindergarteners was the top class, represented here by Chrisete-Marie Walker and Dante... read more

St. Ignatius Students Raise $3,016 In K4K

Koins for Kids is always an exciting time at St. Ignatius of Loyola School. Our students understand the concept of giving back and helping those in need, and this year they raised $3,016. The campaign culminated with the 5th grade presentation of a play about the... read more

Cabrini Students Give Back With Koins For Kids

St. Frances X. Cabrini collected $500 in Vision of Hope’s  annual Koins for Kids fund drive. Students demonstrated their understanding of the importance of helping others by graciously giving their coins during this years campaign. Pictured are 6th grader... read more

School Superintendent Sees Parish Generosity

  Superintendent of Schools Maureen Huntington, during a school visit, witnessed an example of the amazing support Saint James School receives from Most Holy Redeemer Parish when a car load of supplies was delivered by Marc Colelli and Mike Pomo. Every instructor went... read more

St. James: 90 Years of Excellence

Parents, alumni, staff and friends of St. James Catholic School, San Francisco, were all smiles on Sunday, March 15, when the community celebrated the 90th anniversary of this parish school. St. James, a Vision of Hope school, is part of the Alliance of Mission... read more


When I was young and attended Saint James, it was a place of peace and nourishment for me, so I am sending you a small donation to help you carry out this Saint James tradition. I know you will use these funds to carry out the spirit of the school and help some needy children.

Frank Rodezno

Class of 1962, Saint James Catholic School

Cabrini was definitely my home away from home. It has played a tremendous role in the woman I am today. My teachers always pushed me to be all that I was able to be.

Monet Walker

Class of 2001, St. Frances X. Cabrini Elementary School

I am grateful for the education that my children earned here. I have many fond memories of the children I taught, and every so often I see one of them who reminds me of a special event. All these memories I will forever cherish.

Marie Roque

Kinder/1st and 3rd grade teacher, St. Frances X. Cabrini Elementary School