Job Opening – Communications Assistant

Light Up Hope Communications Assistant Paid role – $15/hour Time commitment – 2 hour staff meeting 2x per month (or 1 one-on-one meeting) plus 5-8 hours per week.  Increased hours needed preceding annual fundraising gala. Working alongside President and Chief Operating Officer to create and distribute content which will engage our donor base. Manage, plan, and create a schedule for frequency of communications to our donors on email, regular mail, website blog, and social media. Occasional opportunity to travel to Kenya to work alongside Light Up Hope’s President and Kenyan staff. Submit resume and cover letter with two references to Kelly.Little@Lightuphope.org  

To all the moms of spoiled rotten children out there, I have an idea!

Let’s be honest, the biggest challenge I have feeding my children is they don’t want to eat what I cook.  And not because I’m a bad cook. In fact (you may not know this about me), but I attended culinary school and worked as a personal chef for some time; so really my kids are just completely spoiled rotten and ungrateful. But I love them more than life itself. And I still wake up every day and think of what I want to cook and what they will want to eat; then I make sure it is a balanced meal with vegetables, protein, and carbohydrates. I think about variety and hope at least 2 out of 3 children won’t complain that they don’t like rice, or that it’s too spicy, or why isn’t it macaroni and cheese?  I stress about how I will find time in my busy schedule between dropping one kid at soccer, answering emails, picking up another kid from band practice, and answering the phone call from my poor mom who just wants five minutes of my time, to actually have the time in my kitchen to prepare the planned meal.  Then I work my magic and start cooking…dreading […]

LIFT Family Unification – What is it?

LIGHT UP HOPE’S MISSION IS TO PROVIDE HEALING ORPHAN CARE AND LIGHT A PATH OUT OF POVERTY. We accomplish this goal through programs which are intentional about providing emotional and spiritual care, as well as, physical care; educational opportunities; mentorship; and life skills training; to orphans, other vulnerable children, and young adults in impoverished communities in Kenya. Our LIFT program is a community-based orphan care model that aims to accomplish our mission in the communities where we work to minimize the need for orphans and vulnerable children to be placed into institutional care (an orphanage or children’s home) and to thereby support family unification; we hope to consequently eliminate the negative effects (1)  of long-term institutional care on children in these communities. The primary cause of children being placed into institutional care in Kenya is poverty – defined by their parent’s inability to provide food security, education, and health care. The LIFT program addresses this root cause of institutionalization by identifying orphans and vulnerable children in impoverished areas where children are at risk of institutionalization due to poverty and/or parental death and lending support to help the family provide for the child’s needs while retaining the child within their family. […]

Job Opening with Light Up Hope

Light Up Hope is currently seeking a part-time Communications Assistant Basic duties include planning and implementing a social media marketing plan Collection and creation of content to be used for distribution to our donor base through a variety of mediums including web, social media and print. Graphic design experience is appreciated but not mandatory. Applicant must be located in the greater Denver/Broomfield/Boulder area. If you are interested in applying for the job please contact Light Up Hope Executive Director, Kelly Little: Kelly.Little@LightUpHope.org Full Job Description Light Up Hope Communications Assistant: Paid role – $15/hour Time commitment – 2 hour staff meeting 2x per month (or 1 one-on-one meeting) plus 5-8 hours per week. Increased hours needed preceding annual fundraising gala Expectations: ‣ Be creative in finding solutions to challenges as they arise ‣ Flexible attitude, much of what we are working on is forging new ground and requires a patient and open mind. ‣ Attend staff meetings and participate in discussion and staff development activities ‣ Communicate on a regular basis with other Light Up Hope staff and volunteers as needed ‣ Uses a humble and respectful approach when interacting with our staff, international partners and donors Communications Assistant Job […]

One Picture, Three Chances

I never tire of giving someone a chance.  But investing in a person is risky, people are unpredictable, and in a community with high crime rates and high unemployment it is even riskier.  However, when the risk transforms into accomplishment the joy of watching another person forge a new life is worth the times when the risk becomes a failure. In this photo you see our lead social worker, Eliud, assisting a young man named Evans with the purchase of items to launch a small business making chips (french fries) and mandazi (fried bread) to support his family.  Together with Eliud and Evans are two young men we have also taken a chance on – Remi and Brian. Remi spent his teen years living in a children’s home and after high school was denied the opportunity to show his full potential as he was sent to work primarily as a farm overseer and errand runner for his previous mentor.  However his pay was well below a living wage and certainly below his potential. During this challenging time Remi was also a beneficiary of our Light Up Hope programs and received a scholarship to cover his college education in the skill of social […]