Prep Yourself for GiGi Prep

In June 2023, GiGi's NYC launched a 4-week session of GiGi Prep, a Career Development Program for individuals with Down syndrome ages 18+ who want to continue on an independent career path. GiGi Prep places emphasis on building communication skills, goal setting, money management, customer service skills, team building and...

It’s Time to Get Ready for the Fall Season! Written by Fatima, GiGi’s NYC Participant

Wishing everyone a happy fall at GiGi’s NYC. I am hoping everyone was ready to go back to work and school this month! I just want to share some important holidays to celebrate in September. For example, they include Labor Day, National Grandparents’ Day, National Cream Filled Donut Day, National...

An “All-Netter” – By Richard Reilly, “The Grandparent Connection”

I had a FaceTime call from my grandson Louis the other day. He was with his friend Emery at Morningside Park on the upper west side of Manhattan, overlooking gentrified Harlem. Basketball was the theme for the day. Actually, both boys are enthralled with the subject - not just the...

August Summertime Fun-written by Fatima, GiGi’s NYC Participant

Happy August GiGi’s NYC! There are some special holidays to celebrate in August. Some of them include National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, National Watermelon Day, National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, National S’mores Day, National Bowling Day, and National Relaxation Day. National Ice Cream Sandwich Day was celebrated on Wednesday, August 2nd,...

July Fun!-Written by Fatima, GiGi’s NYC Participant

Happy July and hoping everyone is enjoying the summer so far! I just want to share some special holidays that are celebrated in July. They include National Doctors Day, World Sports Journalists Day, the Fourth of July, National Fried Chicken Day, International Chess Day, National Hot Fudge Sundae Day, National...

Meet our Associate Board: Ian Hanselman

Meet Ian, member of GiGi's NYC Associate Board. He joined our team in 2022 and jumped right in to assist us with our 10th Anniversary Gala! GiGi's NYC is immensely grateful to Ian, and we hope you enjoy learning more about him by reading below: What does GiGi’s NYC mean...

Quarterly Highlights: April-June 2023

GiGi's NYC recently closed out our Spring Semester, and it was nothing short of amazing! Check out the recap below to read about our remarkable second quarter: We re-launched our Community Chorus Program where participants rehearsed motivational and empowering songs in preparation for their performance at our 2023 Gala, to be...

Who’s Ready for Summer? – written by GiGi’s NYC participant, Fatima

Hoping everyone is enjoying the outdoors since summer is near and the weather is getting nice and warm out there. Also, there are some occasions celebrated in June. For example, National Chocolate Ice Cream Day, National Best Friends Day, the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, National Sewing Machine Day, World...

Meet our Associate Board: Mansha Sharma

GiGi's NYC is super excited to introduce Mansha, a member of our Associate Board (AB)! Mansha started as a One-to-One Literacy tutor and later joined our AB. As a board member, she provided assistance at our 5th Annual Fashion Show this year, and most recently, she stepped into a leadership...

Meet our Youth Board: Sebastian Weise

GiGi's NYC is thrilled to have our Youth Board host Dancing For Down Syndrome again this year! Hear from Sebastian, member of our Youth Board, about his inspiration to support the GiGi's NYC community: How and when did you first get involved with GiGi’s NYC? I first got involved with GiGi's NYC in...

Meet our Youth Board: Caroline Costigan

GiGi's NYC is thrilled to have our Youth Board host Dancing For Down Syndrome again this year! Hear from Caroline, member of our Youth Board, about her inspiration to support the GiGi's NYC community: How and when did you first get involved with GiGi’s NYC? Before volunteering at GiGi’s NYC, I volunteered as...

All Things May! – By Fatima, GiGi’s NYC Participant

There are several holidays celebrated in May. For example, Brothers and Sisters Day, Cinco de Mayo, National Nurse’s Day, National Teacher’s Day, Mother’s Day, National Chocolate Chip Day, National Hamburger Day, and Memorial Day.  National Brothers and Sisters Day was celebrated on Tuesday, May 2nd, and a lot of people do...