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!

Christmas Greetings from Our LOCC’s!

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.

NEWS UPDATE: CCCWA Announcement 12.7.2017

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!

Thank you!

Orphanage Donation Announcement

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!

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

Mama Lily and Papa Josh

Celebrating 12,000+ Children and 25 Years

Thank you to all the families who traveled from near and far (and all the many more who were with us in spirit!) to spend such a joyous and emotional evening with Mama Lily and Papa Josh! Celebrating over 12,300 adoptions and thousands more lives changed by the courage and passion of CCAI’s co-Founders, your love and support were felt so fully this weekend. Our hearts have been filled to the brim

Enjoy this photo of Lily and Josh with some of our children who attended Saturday evening’s inspiring event — so many that we couldn’t even fit them all on stage!

Governor John Hickenlooper Congratulates CCAI on 25 Years and 12,000 Adoptions

CO Governor John Hickenlooper

Congratulations to Chinese Children Adoption International on 25 years of incredible service to the children of the world and the families who have been changed by them! I have personally witnessed Lily’s passion for child aid through her invaluable work on my Childcare Facilities Licensing Advisory Committee. Thank you, Joshua Zhong and Lily Nie, for your tireless work and passionate dedication to the abandoned children of China, Haiti, Latvia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, and the United States. Congratulations, again, CCAI. Cheers to 25 years and 12,000 children!

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper shared a quick welcome message at CCAI’s 25th Anniversary Celebration at the Colorado Convention Center, Saturday night, September 16th.  His welcome message preceded a reading of his gubernatorial proclamation by CCAI Chairman of the Board, Paul Rady, that established September 16, 2017 as, hereto forth, CCAI Day for the State of Colorado.

The Governor’s proclamation can be read here.