If you’ve been wondering what our youth programs have been up to this summer, boy are we glad you asked! Check out Adopteen’s August newsletter for some awesome photos and event recaps of their Camp-Conferences and service trips back to China!
CCAI is proud to announce that in Fall 2018, we will unveil a brand new and first of its kind adoption community center. This center combines CCAI’s current post-adoption programming of Adopteen, Joyous Chinese Cultural Center, MyTaproot, and Heritage Tours all under one roof, while also creating an expansive and ambitious slate of brand new programming for the entire adoption community.
With a new adoption community center comes a new job opportunity!
Location: Centennial, CO
Job Title: Adoption Community Center Programming Coordinator
Supervised By: Community Center Development Manager
Type: Full time
Start Date: Immediate
Company Information: CCAI Adoption Services, a nonprofit organization, has been working in the interest of abandoned Chinese children since 1992, and has since expanded our mission to other parts of the world as well. More than 12,000 children have been placed through our adoption programs and tens of thousands more have been reached through the Children’s Charity Fund, providing food, clothing, medical care, education, training and foster care for those children still waiting in orphanages. Additionally, CCAI fosters a legacy of support throughout the adoption journey with post-adoption resources provided through Heritage Tours, Joyous Chinese Cultural Center, and Adopteen, creating an adoptee community that extends far beyond adoption.
Job Description: This is a full-time position working mainly in non-cultural programming at the adoption community center for the adoption community at large. This position will work closely with the Development Manager and Director to develop and implement new programming and curriculum at the center for adoptees, adoptive parents, friends, and the local community, and will be responsible for ensuring that all events at the center run smoothly. This position should be very comfortable communicating with and leading individuals of all ages, both individually and in large groups, as this position will be the face and emcee of the center at the majority of non-cultural events. This individual should be highly motivated, self-directed with excellent organization and time management skills. This position is best suited for an adoptee or adoptive relative who has extensive knowledge of the current adoption conversation landscape, as well as a strong belief in and desire to advocate for the growth and cultivation of the adoption community.
This is an exempt, full-time position with a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, paid holidays, and 401K. Salary is non-negotiable and job cannot be done remotely.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter addressing the specific requirements of the position to Adam Alberti-Powell at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject title Program Coordinator Application.
Last Thursday, a group of 30 undergraduate students from the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s Family Studies Department paid CCAI Headquarters a visit! The group (dressed in their best!) took a tour of CCAI and spent the afternoon learning about internship opportunities at CCAI as well as career opportunities in the field of adoption. CCAI Director of Adoptions, Judy Winger, and CCAI’s Domestic Program Coordinator, Sheila King, hosted the fantastic group and provided more information about adoption than their hearts could handle in hopes that these students will consider a career in adoption in the future!
On Tuesday April 10, 2018, CCAI Texas local families were invited by the Houston China Consulate to attend the performance With Love From China, featuring the Beijing Inner Voice Art Troupe Co. Ltd. Performers consisted mainly of youth with a range of different disabilities. Eleven families joined in the heartwarming and inspiring evening that ended with a special appearance by our Consul General of China Ambassador Li greeting the families and sharing his joy in visiting the children adopted from China that were present for the event! It was a fantastic evening!
Did you know that Georgia Tech’s China Care Club provides activities for adoptive parents and their children every month? Their mission is two-fold: to give special needs Chinese orphans the opportunity for a better life and to empower youth through direct humanitarian service. Individual China Care clubs host regular playgroups for adopted Chinese children and their non-adopted siblings. Some clubs may even offer mentoring opportunities.
This month, Georgia Tech China Care Club will be hosting another playgroup on Sunday, March 11th, from 2-4 PM in the Center Street Activity Room. They will be watching an episode from a well-known Chinese cartoon and then teaching the kids lessons from the cartoon. If you would like to RSVP, please follow the link below.
For 11-year-old Marabella, the best Christmas gift is not something for herself, but for those orphans still living in orphanages who are without the loving care her adoptive mom and dad have constantly showered upon her. How she helps? An Art Exhibition her parents and sibling have been organizing every December for the last five years. Marabella and her sisters are passionate about art and they create beautiful art throughout the year for this meaningful annual event. Every year, Marabella selects CCAI as her charity to receive all the money she raises through the art exhibition!
With the help of CCAI’s Children Charity Fund, 100% of Marabella’s donations go directly toward purchasing much needed supplies for orphanage children in China. Thank you, Marabella, for your passionate and beautiful investment in making a difference and changing lives!
Happy holidays from our LOCC staff and the amazing kiddos we work with every day! May your season be bright and merry and your hearts be warmed in the company of loved ones, near and far.
Dear CCAI Families,
Below is a CCCWA announcement that was sent to all agencies yesterday, Thursday, December 7, regarding adoptive families’ donations to orphanages at the time of their adoption finalization in China. We have some immediate questions and are communicating with CCCWA and local governments for clarification. We have learned that this announcement has not yet been communicated consistently to every province, so we are working to confirm individually with provinces/orphanages as to when the donation/orphanage fee may still apply. At this time, we would advise families to still be prepared with the orphanage fee, as it may still apply on a case-by-case basis, and we will absolutely keep you informed as we learn more.
We believe that, overall, this announcement is good news for families, financially, although it may not be as positive for orphanages that rely on the “donation” to improve orphan care quality. We will notify families as soon as any additional information is received!
WE DID IT! YOU DID IT!!
With your passionate giving, we received an incredible $29,600+ in donations from #ColoradoGivesDay alone, beating last year’s numbers by over $10,000!!!
Thank you, from the bottom of our overwhelmed hearts, for choosing CCAI as one of your charities to support. In this season of giving, we know how tight money can be. Words cannot express our gratitude for such an amazing turn out!
Please continue sharing your CCAI stories with friends and family. As the year wraps up, we hope 2017 continues to shatter records in our passionate mission to support our families and the children still waiting for their own forever families.
Today is the day!
Colorado Gives Day has arrived! No matter where you are in the world, you can participate in Colorado Gives Day and make your donation go further.
We would be honored if you would keep CCAI in mind when making donations through Colorado Gives, today. In our 25 years of service, CCAI has strived to provide a legacy of vital and unique support for orphanages, children, and families in our adoption community and beyond. This has been possible solely due to the generosity and passion of our donors.
Colorado Gives Day is a day that gives back to all the non-profits in Colorado. Every dollar you give goes further on Colorado Gives Day. For every donation, First Bank matches 10 percent up to $1 million!
Last year, you helped us raise an incredible $15,105 on Colorado Gives Day! Visit https://www.coloradogives.org/index.php?section=organizations&action=newDonation&fwID=27901 today and help us make an even bigger impact this year!
So, invite your friends, invite your family, invite that stranger you met at the grocery store…invite everyone! With a little help from our friends, thousands of children’s lives will be changed for the better, forever!
Thank you 🙂