Dragon Kim Fellowships 2018

The Dragon Kim Fellowship Program sponsored 10 community service projects this summer.  Your vote helped us decide which amazing project will continue on to the Dragon Challenge on 9/29 for a chance to win an additional $5,000 to continue their good work.


Julia Wang, Brandon Calderon (OCSA)
Underprivileged youth attended a summer camp that employed pop culture themes to teach them about various STEM topics.


Instagram: @thesteamachine

Facebook: Camp Half-Blood California

Twitter: @thesteamachine

Open Sesame: Coding for Kids

Katherine McPhie, Milan Narula (University High)


Children at homeless and domestic violence shelters in Orange County are learning how to computer program through ongoing skills clinics.


Instagram: @codeopensesame

The Domino Effect

Kimberle Sotelo, Kiarra Machitar (Oxford Academy)
Young teens in transitional housing explored engineering through building Rube Goldberg machines.
Instagram: @thedominoeffectproject

Water Polo for All

Scott Wright, Thomas Chiaromonte, Mason Killion
(Orange Lutheran High School)

Students in Santa Ana learned to swim and play water polo through basic swim lessons and a two-day clinic.

Capture Your Dreams

Justin Chao, Raj Parekh, Justin Lin (Oxford Academy)

Members of the Anaheim Boys and Girls Club learned how to tell stories through film via creating their own TV commercials.

Instagram: @captureyourdreamsdkf

Saving Seniors’ Stories

Claire Josey and Toby Fan (Woodbridge High School)


Priceless stories from senior citizens were preserved for friends and family via mini-documentaries.

Art for Relaxation Therapy (ART)

Avalon Lafosse (OCSA)

150+ therapeutic art packs were provided to young patients in hospitals and rescue organizations to encourage joyful self-expression during recovery.


Instagram: @artforrelaxationtherapy

All-Girls Math League

Sophie Courtney, Yi-An Hsieh (OCSA)


Young women attended an intensive summer math program and trained in leadership skills to create their own math learning communities.


Cookie Lab: Science Behind Cooking

Lisa Tang, Varsha Sandadi (Oxford Academy)

Underprivileged students learned creativity and curiosity through science and the culinary arts; camps were held at three OC-area transitional housing facilities, ending with a science fair.


Instagram: @thecookielab.dkf

Facebook: The Cookie Lab

Immigrant America

Austin Leehealey (Corona Del Mar High School)


A bilingual teacher and student volunteers prepared Spanish and Chinese-speaking immigrants for the US citizenship test.




Fellowship Program 2019
Applications open: late September 2018
Applications due: January 2019

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