Our Story

Cross Connection International (CCI) was set up in 2012 by 9 close friends, who had been through many trials and errors and critical transitions in life, wanting to help children and young adults in need with love of God, so that they will become sound and healthy, self-sufficient adults. CCI wants to offer continuous training, development, education, and care to those in need along with the immediate material needs, so they'll make good members of society.

Our History

2012

First meeting with founding members (Jamie Doh, Hee Seo, and W. Tim Doh)
First board meeting with all 9 board members worship and service
Corporate set up and FEIN issued
Financial supports to partner organizations, HSICF and LAMP, began

2013

Campaign on North Korean (NK) Child Welfare Act of 2012 (HR1464)
EGOgram and OKgram workshop
“North Korean Children of Refugee Settlement Manual” project
F.R.I.E.N.D.S. is launched
CC Market launched
Sociodrama tried and used for clients

2014

Confirmation of exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
Financial support to Ms. H. H. Kim, NK defector, through the donation from Algok Korean School of Washington Zion Presbyterian Church, began

2015

North Korean refugee children foster care manual project support
MOU signed with ShinMangWon for F.R.I.E.N.D.S.- Orphans Dream Fulfillment program
Grant received via Korean Embassy from Overseas Koreans Foundation
Partnership with ASIA Families (Grace H. Song, ED) in VA

2016

Approved a certifying organization with the Presidential Volunteer Service Awards
MOU with Loyola University Chicago, School of Social Work
Local youth volunteering program

2017

Fundraising trunk shows with FaithLilli
Healing and Mentoring program continued with grant funded by Overseas Koreans Foundation