Vision of Hope hosted its annual Northern Day at the Races on May 19, 2018. This year, not only did SAIC have three student ambassadors escorting guests to their tables and helping with raffle drawings and other tasks, three SAIC teachers also volunteered at registration and checkout.

Melissa Nave and Tina Choksi helped greet guests through registration, and Richard Pinto helped check out silent auction purchases. It’s said that “life is about showing up.” Indeed, these and other teachers from the three Bay Area schools showed up and represented our schools well.

After the event, SAIC 7th/8th grade teacher Richard Pinto wrote the following: “My first visit to Golden Gate Fields was when I volunteered to work at this grand event put on by Vision of Hope. The setting, views and weather were a lovely adornment to the abundance of kindness and love exuded by the so many benefactors and friends of the Sisters. What a magnificent community of faith-filled people! My heart was warmly impressed by the students of Vision of Hope schools who guided and escorted adults from location to location in order to facilitate their day. They were well mannered and impeccably dressed, secure of themselves and articulate. I was so proud of them!”