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CCAI’s Angels in Adoption Program - Hill Day Leader

November 14, 2019
8:30 AM EST to 7:30 PM EST
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WWLI Member Rita Lewis serves on the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institutes (CCAI) Board of Directors and is looking for volunteers for a Hill Day event on November 14th.  Please read below to learn about the event and to volunteer.

The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s Angels in Adoption® Program honors a wide spectrum of individuals and organizations making extraordinary contributions in adoption, permanency, and child welfare. Each year, members of Congress nominate Angel honorees to be selected and travel to Washington, D.C. to both celebrate their hard work and dedication to the issues and participate in special events designed to engage them in using their personal experience to effect change on behalf of children in need of families. We’d be honored if you would serve as a Hill Day Leader for a group of our Angel honorees as they visit with Members of Congress and staff.

The time commitment is significant – almost an entire day – as you need to arrive in time for registration and kickoff at 8:30am to receive your materials for the day and meet with your Angel team.  The afternoon entails leading your team to two to three meetings on the Hill until about 3:00pm which also includes taking the Angels to lunch (CCAI provides stipends), delivering them to their meetings on time, helping ensure meetings go smoothly, facilitating the pin and certificate transfer, taking a photo of your group with the Member, leaving a flyer with the Member of Congress or staff, and filling out a brief written survey for CCAI after the meetings.

Following your duties as a Hill Day Leader, at 3:30pm Rita Lewis will meet with members and guests of WWLI and provide us with a “How the Hill works 101”.  Additionally, Rita is inviting WWLI members and guests who served as Hill Day Leaders, to CCAI’s evening reception. 


  • 8:30am -3:00pm Hill visit
  • 3:30-4:30pm Rita Lewis Hill Briefing
  • 6:30pm - 7:30 pm Reception

CCAI will provide you details on where to meet on the Hill on November 14th.  The Reception will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004.

If you are interested and agree to lead an Angels team, please complete this Angels in Adoption® Hill Day Online Form to confirm your participation by Monday, October 28, 2019. Please remember to put a hold on your calendar for 8:30AM to 3PM on Thursday, November 14th as well! If you would like to attend the Hill Briefing and Reception, please indicate in the "comments" question of the form that you are a WWLI volunteer and are interested in participating in those components. Further, if you know someone who may be interested, please feel free to forward this email along. We appreciate you sharing this volunteer opportunity with your networks.