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OCUF participated in the FCI annual golf tournament Monday October 31st.  This was a well-attended event with a full day of golf. Former Lakers Shooting Guard Byron Scott was the celebrity key-note speaker to kick things off before the 1st tee.

Forgotten Children, Inc. (FCI) is a 501c (3) organization that fights the victimization of women and girls through an anti-human trafficking campaign. The vision is to empower and equip individuals, families and communities by breaking the cycle of sexual exploitation through partnerships and community awareness. They provide outreach, education, and housing for victims of human trafficking.

By choosing to contribute to these efforts, supporters of the Foundation played 18 holes of golf and were recognized as Platinum sponsors for FCI. Our sponsorship of $15,000 go towards building and renovating safe house for human trafficking victims throughout Southern California.  We are proud of our partnership with FCI and this social action initiative is something we can build on into the future, next year's tournament will be held at the same location on Monday November 6th 2023.

OUCF Supports Santa Ana College’s U2 Program with $2,500 Donation

Through a group of educators and community allies, the Santa Ana College U2 Scholars Program provides essential educational resources and services, to foster the personal, professional, and academic success of Black/African American students.

Additionally, members of the program will have access to a team of SAC educators and community leaders, who assist students towards obtaining their goals.

On behalf of Santa Ana College and the U2 Scholars Program Kalonji and I thank The Orange County Uplift Foundation for their tremendous support. The U2 Scholars Program Recognition Ceremony was an Outstanding event and could not be as such without The OC Uplift Foundation.

CHS Annual EDD Trade Show 2022

Engineering Design and Development (EDD) is the capstone course in the Cerritos High School (CHS) engineering program.  It is an engineering research course in which students work in team to design and develop an original solution to a valid open-ended technical problem by applying the engineering design process.  The trade show will highlight an entire year of product development through the design process.

Orange County Uplift Foundation (OCUF) is the means by which we are able to fund each of the EDD projects as well as reward outstanding students with scholarships each year.  This is our 7th year partnering with the foundation and they have provided over $25,000 towards student product material student scholarships.

This year’s Product Design Winners will receive:

1st Place Team Coral Cadets: $500 per Team Member

2nd Place Team ATM: $250 per Team Member

3rd Place Team FXR: $100 per Team Member

  • Winning Teams

The OCUF is a 501(C) 3 and a California recognized domestic nonprofit whose specific objectives are geared toward community outreach.  Formed in 2006, the foundation uses innovative methods to address community needs and to improve the quality of life for residents of the diverse communities of Southern California.

We would like to thank the OCUF for making this year’s EDD Trade Show successful.  Our capstone engineering project would not be viable program without your donated time and money.

Bryan Jerigan

Director CHS Engineering Program


Final Project Presentations:


Product Name Brief Summary of Problem Team Name
Power Strip  with Extending Outlets A creative and effective approach to tackle the large  clunky adapter problem by utilizing a poppoble outlet with a winding mechanism N Cubed
Microplastics Ocean Filtration   System The pollution  of the ocean by microplastics causes massive damage to coral reefs so to counteract this issue we created a filtration system to  separate the microplastics. Coral Cadets
River Up (mocroplastics river filtration  system) Due to the negative effects of trash in rivers we designed and created a wheel that collects trash. Oasis Inventions
Assisted Trash Mover Every week people living in urban areas need to take out their trash bins. Elderly and the people who have physical disabilities and  need assistance to do such tasks. ATM
Gardening Robot Busy or  employed people that  tend to their home gardens may have trouble constantly y watering and toking core of them, and this can cause decay in their gardens· overall health. FXR
REP Mobile In search and rescue missions, there are often times where o person cannot just enter on area to check if anyone is  stuck or in need of assistance. This rover is able to enter through small inaccessible areas and detect people, if any, ore in the area. REP
Skyline Water Bottle Many people drink water every day, but the water doesn't stay cool in the water bottle. To solve this problem we have created a water bottle that will keep your water cool when needing a sip of cool water. Skyline
GAS (Golf Alert System) Many golfers lose their clubs on the greens, due to golfers being forgetful. When a golfer uses the wedge to hit the ball into the putting green, they often drop the wedge on the grass. After they're done putting. Simple Solutions

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