New Job Posting: JCCC Director’s Assistant

CCAI’s Joyous Chinese Cultural Center is looking for a passionate, motivated, and fun-loving addition to join their team as Director’s Assistant!  Help create unique cultural experiences and develop curriculum for our amazing students and families!  This is a perfect position for any creative individuals who are passionate about cultural support and youth mentorship.

Location: Centennial, CO
Job Title: JCCC Director’s Assistant
Type: Part Time
Start Date: Immediate
Wage Range: $12.50/hr – $14/hr

Company Information: The Joyous Chinese Cultural Center (JCCC) is a division of CCAI, an international adoption agency that has been working in the interest of abandoned Chinese children since 1992. More than 12,400 children have been placed through CCAI’s adoption programs and tens of thousands more have been reached through the Children’s Charity Fund. Located in Colorado, JCCC is the only school of its kind in the country ensuring that adopted Chinese children will have a link to their heritage — leading students, year-round in cultural experiences through literary, music, dance, and culinary arts.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.A. in Education, Business, Chinese preferred
  • Understanding of Chinese culture
  • Familiarity with cross-cultural adoption issues
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good organization, detail orientation, and multi-tasking skills
  • Positive and cheerful personality
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Ability to coordinate with parents, teachers, and youth
  • Love for children and personal commitment to adoption

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead weekly field trips and cultural programs as needed
  • Assist with JCCC Newsletters and other written materials
  • Serve as JCCC Volunteer Coordinator
  • Coordinate program enrollment
  • Manage marketing opportunities
  • Manage JCCC Gift Shop sales and inventory
  • Assist with planning and implementation of special JCCC events as needed
  • Assist JCCC staff in building maintenance
  • Communicate efficiently and concisely with office staff

Additional Skills:

  • Ability to create new content for cultural lesson plans
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Proficiency in Windows Live Movie Maker or similar programs
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with grant writing

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume to school@chinesechildren.org

Thank you for your interest and we cannot wait to meet our newest team member!

Kids Helping Kids: Marabella’s Annual Fundraiser

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!

Marabella with her faithful supporters and CCAI co-founders, Lily and Josh

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!

New Job Posting: Office Receptionist

CCAI Colorado is looking for a passionate and friendly addition to our team for our office receptionist position!  You will be the first friendly face and voice to greet our families and a vital part in our assembly line of love.  This is a perfect position for an adoptive parent who is looking to become more involved in the adoption community and witness every inspiring story that is built through CCAI!

Location: Centennial, CO
Job Title: Receptionist
Type: Full time or Part Time
Start Date: Immediate
Salary Range: $26,000 – $28,000

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 left in orphanages.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum: Associates degree
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good organization, detail orientation, and multi-tasking skills
  • Positive and cheerful personality
  • Ability to handle multiple phone lines
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Love for children and personal commitment to adoption

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1)   Manage incoming calls
2)   Greet and direct visitors in a professional and cheerful manner
3)   Seal, stamp, and deliver out-going mail
4)   Receive, sort and distribute mail
5)  Communicate efficiently and concisely with office staff

 

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume to ccai@ccaifamily.org

Thank you for your interest and we cannot wait to meet our newest team member!

WE DID IT! YOU DID IT!!

CO Gives Day goal reached

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.

Thank you.

Colorado Gives Day is Here!

Colorado Gives Day 2017

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 🙂

CCAI In-China Staff Training Was a Blast

CCAI co-founders, Josh and Lily, returned yesterday from their bi-annual In-China Staff Training, just in time for Thanksgiving!  Our China staff are our unsung heroes and, really, the secret to our success.  Every training is a blast as Lily and Josh review new policies and practices, in addition to re-energizing the team with some laughter and team bonding.  Our fantastic Rita, George, Cecilia, Rebecca, and David were also all presented with the CCAI Angel of Love Award!

CCAI Southeast Reunion was a Blast!

The best kind of birthday is the birthday that never ends 😁
This past Saturday, we continued our 25th Anniversary celebrations with our Southeast Reunion in Atlanta, GA (just in time for National Adoption Month)! It was a fantastic event, blessed with perfect weather and even more perfect company. Thank you to all the families who made it to our fun day at Zoo Atlanta!  Let’s do it again!

Family Voices: Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October is #DownSyndromeAwarenessMonth! Children with Down Syndrome are often overlooked in adoption, but as many of our CCAI families will tell you, these kids bring so much love and joy into our lives!

Right now there are over 400 children with Down Syndrome on the Shared List hoping to find their forever families. We talked with 2 CCAI families that have adopted kiddos with Down Syndrome to see how these children brighten their lives!

Lora, momma of 2 beautiful girls with Down Syndrome, says:

“What is so special about children adopted with Down syndrome? My answer is that they are delightful. Delightful in their joy and exuberance. Our two girls with Down syndrome came home this last spring from China through CCAI. While I knew that our girls were beyond precious from their photo and video updates, I had no idea how much joy they would bring to our home. They very quickly blended right in with the rest of the family, and are pretty much adored by us all.

Their expressions, their responses, and their affection are so genuine and uninhibited. Their unbridled joy tends to rub off on whomever they are around. Not that they don’t have their own moments, because they can be stubborn and have good and bad days like everybody else. Truly, though, they are little rays of sunshine in our home.”

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Next, we talked to Meg, momma of 2 boys with Down Syndrome! She made this incredible video last year to talk about what their day-to-day life looks like:

Children born with Down Syndrome are loving, capable kids who can lead healthy, social, and happy lives. Are you considering the adoption of a child with Down Syndrome? Don’t hesitate to reach out to our Waiting Child Program for family references. SO many families would love to share their stories with you!

CCAI Colorado Gets in the Halloween Spirit!

We had a pumpkin decorating competition!

Winner for Scariest Pumpkin: Fluffy the Three-Headed Dog (Adopteen)
Winner for Silliest Pumpkin: Three Sisters (Dossier Dept)
Winner for Most Creative Pumpkin: Unicorn (Benzir, Travel Dept)
Winner of Participation Award: Hi, My Name is Thomas (Shanley, Waiting Child Dept)

CCAI Midwest Reunion 2017 A Great Success

CCAI’s Midwest Reunion was a great success! Thank you SO VERY MUCH to Julie, our CCAI KY director, and Kentucky CCAI Family APC for putting on such a fun family reunion this past weekend!

Held at a beautiful farm site, the weather was perfect and over 300 people showed up for the festivities — several families driving 8+ hours to get to the Reunion! Lily and Josh were thrilled to see so many new families who had adopted within the last year, as well as many old friends.
Thank you to everyone who attended! Lily and Josh has such a fun time