Job Posting: The Park Program Assistant

The Park Adoption Community Center exists to cultivate an open and nurturing dialogue around adoption to help the adoption community connect, build, and flourish. As it stands, The Park combines CCAI’s existing post-adoption support programming of Adopteen (youth programs for adoptees, ages 13+), AdopTween (youth programs for adoptees, ages 9-12), Xpress Yourself (therapeutic programming for adoptees, ages 7-12), Joyous Chinese Cultural School (cultural programming for ages 3-18), Connected Parent (parenting support programming), MyTaproot (birth relative search services), and Heritage Tours with exciting new community engagement opportunities such as parent book clubs, community support groups, educational workshops, and travel coordination in the hopes of being a comprehensive resource center for all who have been touched by adoption.

Location: Centennial, CO
Job Title: Program Assistant
Supervised By:  Director of Operations
Type: Part-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Salary: $14/hour

Company Information: CCAI Adoption Services, a nonprofit organization, has been working in the interest of abandoned Chinese children since 1992, and has since expanded their mission beyond China. More than 12,000 children have been placed through CCAI’s 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 manifested in The Park Adoption Community Center, creating a support community that extends far beyond adoption.

Job Summary: This part-time position is 20-25 hours per week, Monday – Friday. The Park Adoption Community Center is looking for a passionate, highly-organized, and highly-motivated Program Assistant to join our team. This is a part-time position working closely with all staff members, volunteers, and patrons at The Park. The Program Assistant will assist programming staff with event preparation, communication coordination, and procurement of materials to ensure all programs run smoothly and that patrons are receiving quality support. Successful applicants will be detail-oriented, organized, and comfortable communicating with the community through email, phone, and in person. Individual should be highly motivated, self-directed with excellent organization and time management skills, as well as a strong advocate for the growth and cultivation of the adoption community.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma required
  • Personal connection to adoption (adoptee, adoptive relative, etc) strongly preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in computer use: familiar with Microsoft suite, Google Drive – experience with databases and WordPress preferred
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Strong knowledge and connection to the adoption community and strong belief and passion for adoption and adoptive families

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as first point-of-contact for all patrons and vendors
  • Manage The Park calendar
  • Originate and oversee all administrative processes
  • Collect and maintain documents for all The Park programming
  • Maintain and organize The Park program inventory
  • Collect and deposit fees for all The Park programming
  • Setup and takedown of all The Park events
  • Assist in maintaining order and cleanliness of all The Park facilities including classrooms, bathrooms, storage rooms, and community areas as needed
  • Ship and maintain inventory for The Park shop
  • Assist as needed for The Park events and programs
  • Act as supervisor as needed for The Park volunteers


How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter addressing the specific requirements of the position to Amy Zhong at amy@theparkcenter.org with subject title: “[Last Name] Program Assistant Application.”

What 2018 Brought Us — CCAI Circle 2018

2018 CCAI Circle newsletter cover page

Our 2018 CCAI Circle Newsletter is finally out!  Read about all that 2018 brought us and learn about some exciting new happenings that 2019 has in store for our community! China’s changing policies, CCAI’s Eastern Europe and Taiwan program updates, amazing family stories, MyTaproot birth family search, our new The Park Adoption Community Center — It’s all here!

https://ccaifamily.org/Newsletter/Circle/Circle2018.pdf

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 2016 Year In Review

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With your support, 2016 proved to be a fantastic year for CCAI! Here are some of the most exciting highlights as we usher in the New Year:

• 467 orphans from five countries found their forever families!!!
• CCAI’s orphanage partnerships increased to 40 orphanages from four Chinese provinces
• CCAI’s charity arm, with the help of our trusting and generous donors, launched 60 projects and invested $903,000, touching the lives of 5,085 orphans
• CCAI’s Charity Team undertook 60 trips to 40 orphanages to provide child care training
• CCAI currently operates seven Lily Orphan Care Centers in China (visit www.ccaifamily.org/OrphanCare/Lily-OrphanCare to learn more about CCAI’s charity efforts)
• 47 older children from 9 orphanages participated in summer and winter hosting programs and had a wonderful time experiencing the love of a family
• CCAI was selected as one of four US adoption agencies to assist CCCWA in finding homes for nearly 2,000 extremely hard-to-place orphans. CCAI sent a team of ten professional photographers to China to photograph and film some of these hard-to-place orphans to help raise awareness
• 112 families (389 individuals, including 158 adoptees) participated in four China Heritage tours, including an invitation by the Chinese government to visit the Great Hall for a grand welcome ceremony
• 306 adoptees from 32 states participated in Adopteen‘s many events (Adopteen Camp-Conference and Retreats, Adoptstronauts Retreat, Adopteen and Adoptween Hangouts, and Adoptees Giving Back Orphanage Service Trip – 2017 trip applications open now atwww.adopteen.org)
• Our Joyous Chinese Cultural Center (JCCC) had a strong year with 210 students and welcomed over 2,000 K-12 students from 30 local schools to participate in 28 China Field Trips
• JCCC’s 2016 Chinese New Year Celebration had an attendance of 900+ (Tickets for 2017 CNY Celebration available now at www.joyouscenter.org)
• CCAI added a new Taiwan adoption program!

The Connected Parent class 2016

2016 Connected Parent

Registration is now open for our class: The Connected Parent

Children with a history of trauma, abuse or neglect need a different type of parenting. The Connected Parent class will help families reach a deeper understanding of their reactions to their children’s behaviors while learning new tools to regulate their feelings so they can respond to their children’s needs. The Connected Parent is an 8 week class designed to:

• Help children heal 
• Develop secure attachments 
• Empower children to grow 
• Discipline effectively while maintaining a connection

The structure of the class is such that parents will receive instruction and support while their children participate in a separate group, also learning many of the techniques in an age appropriate manner.

Cost is $350/Family and registration covers two parents and two children ($50 per additional child; children’s class intended for ages 3-8)

Classes will be held at CCAI in Centennial, Colo. For more information or to register, contact Shelly Burkey at 303-850-9998 x22 or postadoption@ccaifamily.org.

HOPE FOR ORPHANS: RootedATX Conference

LOGOHas your adoption or foster care left you struggling? Our friends at Hope for Orphans know adoptive and foster families across America that are struggling with children with PTSD, neglect, hurt, and rejection in their past. Many of these families are in full crisis and their church or orphan ministry is not positioned to help. This is why they are excited to announce RootedATX, a conference that has been prayerfully designed for these families. We hope that you can join them on November 6 & 7 in Austin, TX as they seek to equip families to parent their children with the Gospel.

bridgeRooted ATX is presented by Hope for Orphans in partnership with the For the City Network and hosted by Austin Stone Community Church. The conference will be held in Austin, Texas at the Austin Stone Community Church West Campus Ministry Center located in Westlake Hills.

Speakers will include:

LIVE
• Dr. Larry Bergstrom M.D.: Mayo Clinic
• Jeremy Lelek P.hD.: President of the Association of Biblical Counselors

BY VIDEO
• Dr. Kevin Peck: Lead Pastor of Austin Stone Community Church
• Pastor Halim Suh: Pastor of Teaching and Theology at Austin Stone Community Church
• Dr. Paul Tripp: Pastor and International Speaker
• Voddie Bauchum: Pastor and Dean of the Seminary at African Christian University
• Jon Bergeron P.hD.: Clinical Psychologist
• Jill Minnix: Women’s Bible Teacher
• Robin Pennington: Hope for Orphans’ Co-founder

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Rooted Digital Resource Trailer from Hope for Orphans on Vimeo.

Post Adoption Center 8-week class series

We are happy to announce our Post Adoption Center‘s second 8-week class series offering of Parenting the Hurt Child!  Our first class will start September 3, 2013 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.  All class sessions will be coordinated in tandem with our children’s nurture group!

Please join us for an incredible 8-week journey of growth and support!  This 8-week series will provide you with a lifetime’s worth of tools.  It cannot be missed!

Cost is $400 per family for the entire series.  For individual class pricing, please check the flyer.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS AUGUST 27, 2013.

Please contact Heather Diaz at postadoption@ccaifamily.org for more information!

Family Testimonials

“My daughter used to say ‘I hate you’ to me every day, several times a day. Now she says it hardly at all. When she gets upset, instead of yelling and screaming, she takes a deep breath and says, ‘I need to be respectful’. This has been truly amazing.”

“We’ve already started using some of the principles we’ve learned in the parent’s and children’s classes, and averted 3 behavioral meltdowns in one day!”

“I think the way this class has helped the most is in helping me to see what my son needs the most, and helping to meet those needs. Seeing him through that lens has given me more appreciation for the fact that he doesn’t want to act that way, but he doesn’t know that he has other options. Thank you for that.”

Class Schedule

Basics of Infant and Child Attachment
September 3, 2013 5:30-7:30 PM

When Attachment Goes Wrong
September 10, 2013 5:30-7:30 PM

Healing Attachment
September 17, 2013 5:30-7:30 PM

Empowering Principles
September 24, 2013 5:30-7:30 PM

Sensory Processing Disorder
October 1, 2013 5:30-7:30 PM

Correcting Principles 101
October 8, 2013 5:30-7:30 PM

Correcting Principles 102
October 15, 2013 5:30-7:30 PM

Applying Principles at Home: Family Nurture Group
October 22, 2013 5:30-7:30 PM