501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization


Arts, Technology and College Path

Our Mission 

Handshake Network is committed to empowering underrepresented and disadvantaged high school students to achieve higher education goals. We enhance community well-being by engaging both youth and the elderly in arts and chess programs that foster social inclusion and cognitive development. Our initiatives aim to cultivate a vibrant community where every individual has the opportunity to thrive in technology, arts, and education. 


Dough Figurine


Early Planning for College Admissions - Steps to start preparing for college, including timeline considerations, online - 4/6/24

Chinese New Year Celebration, Sacramento - 2/24/2024 

Dough Figurine Demonstration, Yolo County Library at Davis  - 1/27/2024

Clay Art Camp at Woodland/Davis - 6/15/2023 - 7/15/2023 

Engineering for Girls at Woodland - 6/5/2022 - 8/15/2022

Chess Camp (online Zoom) - 2/10/2021 - 3/5/2022

Peregrine School at Davis starting 09/20/2019 - 3/2020, Fridays from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Crocker Art Museum at Sacramento; 6/23/2019, Sunday from 10 am 

Exhibition at Yolo County Arthur Turner Library at West Sacramento, 04/28/2019 - 5/31/2019

International Center at Davis; 4/27/2019, Saturday from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Yolo County Library at Davis; 1/26/2019, Saturday from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Peregrine School at Davis; 01/13/2019 - Present, Fridays from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm



Dough Figurines

Sculpting with flour dough, a traditional folk art with a rich history spanning over 2,000 years, is a cornerstone of Asian cultural heritage. Our group is fervently dedicated to preserving this intricate art form, enhancing it by integrating Western design elements. This innovative fusion results in truly unique and captivating creations. Our skilled artists have proudly showcased their works at a variety of esteemed venues, including cultural and art exhibitions, art fairs, and museums. Their commitment extends beyond creation, as they actively engage in educational outreach. They have shared their expertise and passion through teaching sessions and workshops at local schools, art fairs, and museums, nurturing a new generation of artists and expanding the appreciation of this exquisite art form.  For any inquiries or further information, please feel free to contact us at doughfun66@gmail.com

2024 New Year Celebration

2024 -Celebration of Dragon Year


2019 Activities

  fun with kids - invited to a birthday party 

2018 Pictures


10.1.2017 - Davis International Festival

We are coming back to showcase dough figurine art again! 



Davis International Festival

10.2.2016 - We participated in Davis International Festival  in order to promote art and culture exchanges between people with diverse backgrouds! 

Kimberly Liu demonstrating dough figurine art   Happy visitor and Kimberly Liu Teaching kids



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Happy Children's Day in Cupertino

8/23/2014 - Today, we participated in the Happy Kid's Day celebration held in Cupertino, California. The 2014 Happy Kids Day hosted a wide variety of cultural activities ranging from songs and dances to games and activities, not to mention a diverse selection of ethnic delicacies. The event aspires to foster a harmonious community that is fully aware and thoroughly appreciative of cultural and ethnic diversity.  

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Two workshops have been completed in Davis

5/29/14- Two workshops were held in Davis, California to help promote Chinese traditional arts and culture.


Picnic Day Exhibition

4/12/14 - We were at the UC Davis Picnic Day Multicultural Children's Fair today! This year is special because it is the 100th Annivery of the Picnic Day Event!


Shinning in Chinese New Year Celebration Gathering

2/15/2014 - Our colorful and whimsical clay creations were warmly welcomed by attendees of the 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration Ceremony.


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Media - Tsing Dao Newspaper Report
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12.8.13 - Media coverage  by Tsing Tao Newspaper.

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