Operation Smile

Volunteered for Operation Smile all throughout high school.


Operation Smile Club


Maury High School


Norfolk, VA


October 2009 to August 2013


Member, Vice President, Co-President

2012 to 2013

  • Attended the annual International Student Leadership Conference in Norfolk, VA in August 2013
  • Co-President
    • Helped fund-raise $1655, an 85% increase from 2009

2011 to 2012

  • Co-President
    • Helped fund-raise $1500
  • Volunteered for an Operation Smile medical mission in Hanoi, Vietnam in June 2012
  • Attended Mission Training for an Operation Smile Medical Mission in Norfolk, VA in January 2012
    • Selected to train alongside 40+ other students from 250+ applicants
    • Selected to train students the basic concepts of iMovie in a 1-hour talk

2010 to 2011

  • Vice-president since 2010
    • Helped fund-raise $500
  • Attended the annual International Student Leadership Conference in Beijing, China in August 2011

2009 to 2010

  • High school club member
    • Helped fund-raise $240


There are more than 900 Operation Smile Student Clubs and associations in 38 countries all over the world and across all age groups that build awareness, raise funds, and empower students to create positive change through our four pillars of philanthropy: Leadership, Education, Service, and Awareness.

School clubs and associations hold a variety of events, meetings, and campaigns throughout the year to raise awareness and funds for Operation Smile. They participate in service projects, donation supply drives, and signature events held throughout the year.

Operation Smile is an international medical nonprofit that provides free, safe surgery to individuals born with cleft lip and cleft palate around the world.

✔︎ International Student Leadership Conference in Norfolk, VA (Summer 2013) ✔︎ Medical Mission High School Volunteer in Hanoi, Vietnam (June 2012) ✔︎ Mission Training for Operation Smile Medical Mission in Norfolk, VA (Jan 2012) ✔︎ International Student Leadership Conference in Beijing, China (Summer 2011)

Students & Youth

Not only do our student volunteers learn the power of community and compassion, they learn they can indeed change the world for the better. Through Operation Smile, students have opportunities to serve others, to be leaders, to learn different cultures and to trust their capabilities.

Operation Smile Club

01 October 2014: Our next meeting will be Thursday, October 9th at 2:15 in room 317.


T-Shirt Design

I used Apple Keynote to design this potential T-shirt design. In the end, we decided our money was better spent on something else.

The Smile Bag

I used Apple Keynote to design this infographic to show what we needed to find to create smile bags.

The Skinny Dip Fundraiser

I used Apple Keynote to design these posters that we hung around the school for a fundraiser at a local frozen yogurt place.

By Frances Coronel

Frances Coronel is a software engineer specializing in UI development on the Customer Acquisition Team at Slack where her mission is to make your working life simpler, more pleasant, and more productive.

She has been working professionally as a developer since 2015 and holds a Bachelors in Computer Science from Hampton University and a Masters in Computer Science from Cornell Tech.

Outside of Slack, Frances is an Executive Director of Techqueria, a 501c3 nonprofit that serves the largest community of Latinx in Tech in the US.

She also supports Code Nation as a member of their Bay Area Leadership Council and the Latino Community Foundation as a member of their Latinos in Tech Giving Circle.