JCCC celebrates summer volunteers

4I1A4755This afternoon, JCCC staff invited all their summer teen volunteers to come celebrate what they were able to accomplish together. The pizza party was rich in laughter and fun.

In the past year, volunteers have:

  • Painted walls in the JCCC building
  • Cooked and assisted in other ways with field trips hosted by JCCC
  • Staffed the China Charm gift shop
  • Assisted with dance and language classes
  • Emceed the Chinese New Year Event

JCCC is in need of volunteers for the 2016-2017 school year. In particular, an intern is needed through mid-February to assist with organizing the Chinese New Year activities. Photography/videography skills are a plus. To apply, contact Phyllis at school3@chinesechildren.org.


The Joyous Chinese Cultural Center (JCCC) exists to provide cultural and emotional support to adopted Chinese children and to offer Chinese cultural and language education to children and adults of all backgrounds in our communities and across the country.

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.

CCAI exclusive: Discounted tickets to Atlanta Chinese Dance Company performance

Atlanta Dance

Looking for a cultural opportunity to share with your family?  The Atlanta Chinese Dance Company is offering CCAI families and friends discounted tickets to their original production, “China in Transition:  Animal Folklore to City Life.”  We hope to see you there.



WHEN:            Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 at 2 p.m.

WHERE:          Infinite Energy Theater in Duluth, Ga.

WHAT:              A collection of traditional Chinese dances offering “A visual feast of ancient history through modern times. Performances feature nearly 100 dancers, including professional guest artists from the acclaimed Qi Shu Fang Peking Opera Company in New York.”

COST:              Using our promotional code (ccai2016), each ticket will be reduced to $17, regardless of price level (orchestra, boxes or balcony).

There are three ways to buy your tickets:

  • Go in person to the ticket office (no additional charge applied)
  • Purchase online (additional $2.25/per ticket charged by the box office)
  • Call the box office at (770) 626-2464 (additional $3/ticket charged by the box office)

The following steps must be followed to purchase your tickets online with the code:

  • Click on this link.
  • Click on the yellow “MORE INFO” button next to your desired performance.
  • On the right, under “TICKET OPTIONS”, click on the yellow “BUY OFFER” button under DANCER CODES. Enter the code (ccai2016) and click on the pink “Proceed” button.
  • After you have selected your number and price level of tickets, click on the pink “FIND TICKETS” button.  If you would like to view where your seats are, click on the pink “VIEW” button.  Then click on the pink “NEXT” button.
  • Next, select your ticket delivery method (Electronic Ticket Delivery is free, but Standard Mail and Will Call will cost you extra).  Then click on the pink “NEXT” button.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your purchase.

10 days to raise $15K for “Sight for Shu”

Many of you may remember the fundraiser we took part in to help raise money for a cornea transplant surgery for a wonderful little boy named Shu Wei back in May. With many prayers and donations, Shu’s host family was able to secure a right cornea transplant for Shu and the surgery was successful. Shu couldn’t stop smiling when he awoke from the surgery and could see for the first time.


Shu is now scheduled for his second surgery, Aug. 23, 2016, and needs your help again. His previous host mom Holly writes:

The hospital requires that funds for the surgery be PAID IN FULL by Aug. 16, 2016 and it is critical Shu has this surgery now because pathways from the retina to the brain are fully formed by age 8 (which he will be in November). In other words, without this surgery, Shu will never have sight in his left eye. During the procedure, surgeons also plan to continue construction on Shu’s right cornea, further enhancing his vision and making sure the retina isn’t starting to detach. Any and every donation is greatly appreciated. Shu is so special and such a wonderful child.

Please prayerfully consider how much you are able to give to help this precious child see out of both eyes!

To contribute by credit card, please fill out the donation form at www.ccaifamily.org/Charity/DonationForm.aspx, and type “Sight for Shu” in the ‘specific project’ area.

Checks can be sent directly to CCAI at 6920 S Holly Cir, Centennial, CO 80112 (please write “Sight for Shu” on the memo line).


Joyous Chinese Cultural Center students take the stage at 2016 Dragon Boat Festival

JCCC CCAI Adoption CHina

Last Saturday four age groups took the stage at the 2016 Dragon Boat Festival in Denver to perform traditional Chinese dances. To view the videos and subscribe to our channel, visit our YouTube.

The Joyous Chinese Cultural Center (JCCC) exists to provide cultural and emotional support to adopted Chinese children and to offer Chinese cultural and language education to children and adults of all backgrounds in our communities and across the country.