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Volunteer of the month: Zoë

Meet Zoë  Zoë came to us via the Edgewood College Graduate Child Life Program. She had participated in a volunteer orientation for a group of nursing students. Zoë immediately stood out because she immediately decided to take the literacy tutor class the following weekend … we are talking about a four-hour class and started tutoring…

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Evjue Foundation, Inc, the charitable arm of The Capital Time

GiGi’s Playhouse Madison received a generous grant of $5,000 towards GiGi U from the Evjue Foundation, Inc., the charitable arm of The Capital Times. This grant will help us purchase classroom materials, including electronics for our job readiness program for adults in transition. This program focuses on career skills, interviewing, money management, customer service, public…

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Best of All: A Stunning Moment

CJ is 41 years old and never learned to read. His parents taught him letters, but the concept of putting those letters together to recognize a word is not something he was able to learn. CJ began attending GiGi’s literacy tutoring in the summer of 2017, and has completed 30 sessions total. During these sessions,…

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Best of all moment: “That was fun”

This morning a mother of a 22-year old young woman called me. Her daughter has been going to various social groups and support groups since the age of eight. This month she joined the adult program Fantastic Friends at GiGi’s Playhouse Madison.  Her mother said: “In those entire years I have never heard her come…

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Welcome our newest board member: Julie Kleinheinz Byrnes

Julie Kleinheinz Byrnes is a speech language pathologist with her own private practice. Julie’s specialized training includes a background in early childhood speech and language development, as well as expertise in the multicultural and multilingual aspects of speech language pathology. She has extensive experience providing speech and language assessments and therapy in early childhood, home,…

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Meet Kate Stingl, new program leader for Saturday Fantastic Friends

 Meet Kathryn Stingl, our new program leader for Saturday Fantastic Friends. Kate Stingl graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Psychology and a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. She is a licensed professional counselor and a certified rehabilitation counselor. She has been working with individuals with varying abilities since high…

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