One on One Programming for Fall 2023

Fall applications open July 24th! One-on-One programming is an important part of our full programming offerings at GiGi’s Playhouse Madison and we would like to share a little more about what we have! One-on-One programming means this is not a group environment. Participants are placed with a tutor or therapist and work together one-on-one. Our…

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Words Matter and More Importantly People Matter

Our mission at GiGi’s Playhouse is to change the way the world views Down syndrome and bring a global message of acceptance for all. We accomplish this through leading by example. Often times, when someone uses offensive or derogatory language it’s because they are uninformed. We believe that when you know better, you do better.…

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Gratitude for Dedicated Board of Directors

As an organization we are 99% volunteer run and some of our most impactful volunteers are from our Board of Directors. This month we are celebrating these four individuals who have been volunteering in various capacities for a combined 3,000 volunteer hours! Amy Ulrich- Board Member and Grant Writer Amy has been volunteering with the…

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Demystifying Becoming a Literacy or Math Tutor

WE NEED YOU Our Spring 2024 tutoring session will kick off in September and we are expecting a high number of applications from our families. Our tutor applications for the Summer 2024 session are OPEN until January 1st, 2024! The Spring session runs from January 29th -April 27th. Tutors and students meet the same day…

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Dash for Down Syndrome Team Spotlights!

Our 2nd annual Dash for Down Syndrome is on April 29th, 2023 at Winnequah Park in Monona. Everyone has their own reasons for participating so we wanted highlight them for you. To learn more or create your own team, click HERE Scroll down to see all our spotlight teams! Team: Lily & Vivi- Homies with…

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Volunteers That Bring Unique Experiences

Olivia Marcell- Volunteer and College Student who has big plans for her future Please meet Olivia Marcell. We are excited to introduce you to her so we did a mini interview to learn more about her. At Edgewood College, I am in the Cutting Edge Program pursuing my Paraprofessional Certificate in Education. You can learn…

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Partnerships to Strengthen the Down Syndrome Community

We believe that the Down syndrome community could never have too many advocates or too many resources. This is why our Playhouse and the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin- South Central (DSAW-SC) are working on building a strong relationship. While our mission statements may be a little different, our goal is the same- to provide…

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Demystifying Becoming a Literacy or Math Tutor

  WE NEED YOU Our Spring 2023 tutoring session will kick off in February and we have over 40 students that have applied to our Math and Literacy one-on-one tutoring session! That’s the good news. The not so good news is we only have 10 math or literacy tutors that have submitted their commitment to…

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2022- A Celebration of our Year in Review

Thank You!  2022 has been an exciting year for our Playhouse community! There have been so many examples of what it means to be Generation G. Be Accepting Be Generous Be Kind Here’s a little recap of the incredible year we’ve had: February: Kicked off our Spring programming with a full program schedule; programming is happening 6…

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A Magical Holiday Celebration

At GiGi’s Playhouse we provide FREE educational, therapeutic and career development programming, so WHY would we spend our time and resources on organizing giant holiday parties? We believe that everything we do at GiGi’s is ‘purposeful’. We can give you 165 reasons why- thanks to COVID we have not been able to celebrate the holiday…

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