Gina is a senior in the Social Work program at Aurora University. She is recently making the transition from interning at GiGi’s Playhouse Fox Valley to our Hoffman Estates location!…

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“What a Blessing it is to be back in the Playhouse” mom Alicia Fox commented after her son Van’s first GiGiFIT Toddler class. February 5th we safely launched In -Person…

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Meet Sarah Hill!  She is one of our dedicated interns at GiGi’s Playhouse Hoffman Estates.  She is a co-facilitator of the EPIC program, which teaches adults with Down syndrome various…

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Jenny Pavlik has always been a determined, hard working young lady. Two months after graduating High School, Jenny applied at Jewel in Buffalo Grove.  She filled out an application with…

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The many purposeful FREE programs at GiGi’s Playhouse provide foundational learning opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome, families, and volunteers. In today’s GiGi’s blog, we’d like to tell the story of Nancy Bachmann, a longtime volunteer in GiGi University, as well…

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Hugs and Mugs has been very happy to welcome back Matthew! At 60, he is our oldest intern and has lots of stories to share. He is here from Providence,…

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A true volunteer’s efforts are incredible and worth so much, but who better to find out more about our volunteer of the month than our GiGi Professional intern, Kiera? She…

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Being good at something right away is rare; practice makes progress and that’s all we can ever aspire to. One participant, Samir, has been working really hard to make that…

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