GiGi’s Playhouse Charlotte
Our beautiful facility will open its doors on April 6, 2019 at 9101 Kings Parade Blvd, Suite 102, Charlotte, NC 28273. Come join our Grand Opening celebration from 10am – 12:30pm and learn more about our FREE programs, take a tour, and meet our founder and CNN hero Nancy Gianni and her daughter GiGi Gianni.
Our modern 4000+ square foot facility is nestled in the community of Ayrsley. Ayrsley is Southwest Charlotte’s most walkable community, conveniently located off I-485 & South Tryon. From our front doors you could stroll down Ayrsley Town Blvd and pop into one of 20 restaurants and bars or grab a movie at Ayrsley Grand Cinemas with your family.
This community has welcomed us with open arms and we look forward to changing lives by creating more opportunities for achievement, employment and acceptance right here in Charlotte.
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Our Mission and Purpose:
To change the way the world views Down syndrome and to send a global message of acceptance for all.
To see a world where individuals with Down syndrome are accepted and embraced in their families, schools and communities.
We change lives through consistent delivery of free educational, therapeutic-based and career development programs for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community, through a replicable playhouse model.
A lifetime commitment to families.
With over 55+ brick and mortar locations across the United States and Mexico and 200 inquiries to start new locations all over the world, GiGi’s Playhouse is the ONLY network of Down Syndrome Achievement Centers. Every day, we provide FREE, life-changing therapeutic, educational, and career training programs for 30,000+ individuals of all ages.
Down syndrome is the largest chromosomal disability in our country and yet, it is the least funded. From a prenatal diagnosis to career skills, we make a lifetime commitment to remain by their side. Families are empowered with all the tools their child needs to succeed!
Through free programs and through our Generation G Campaign for global acceptance, we EMPOWER families by maximizing opportunities for daily achievement and lasting acceptance. To ensure lasting acceptance, we must show the world what individuals with Down syndrome are truly capable of achieving as students, co-workers, volunteers, friends, and valued members of their communities. Our program outcomes help advance this vital social impact goal.