Participant Best of All

Coralie's Best of All Journey Coralie has participated at GiGi’s Playhouse San Diego since it opened in 2018.  She has comes to our events and enjoys doing all the different activities. Coralie has been in our virtual literacy tutor program since the beginning as well.   When Coralie started in...
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Generation G Youth Board – San Diego

Youth with a Mission of Acceptance and Awareness The San Diego Generation G Youth Board has gone through a transition over the last year due to graduations and our youth venturing off to college, taking their learned outreach skills with them along with those amazing awareness skills. A unique transfer...
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Participant Spotlight

You belong here! Reposted from GiGi's Virtual Playhouse January 2, 2024 Namrata (Nana) is so happy that she has found her place in our Friday yoga class! Namrata truly shines in our programs and feels a sense of belonging there. She attends regularly, is quick to learn the poses, and...
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Building character and belonging: Sean’s journey

A way to connect in a meaningful way. This is what the GiGi's Virtual Playhouse is able to do, bring all programs to any household regardless of their geographical location. We would love to share a Best of All moment from one of our local San Diego participants Sean Pak,...
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Volunteer Spotlight

Meet Literacy Tutor Karen GiGi's Playhouse San Diego has been blessed with some pretty amazing tutors through the years, one such volunteer is Karen Bartley. A tutor since June 2022, Karen has fit right in and made that meaningful connection with her tutee Lindsey. Finding that right fit can mean...

An exciting journey from Office Administrator to Program Coordinator

Working with GiGi's Playhouse San Diego has been an incredible 4 years. I can easily say that this has been one of my favorite and dearest jobs ever. Its work's mission has opened my eyes to a world that I wasn't familiar with before. In these four years, I have...
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New Board Member Alert

Meet Laura Bellizzi our new Fundraising Chair How did you find GiGi's: A friend of mine works as a physical therapist for children with disabilities and used to volunteer at GiGi’s in New York. She had nothing but great things to say about the organization! When I moved from New...

Participant Spotlight

Dancing Queen Isabella Dance is one of those things that we don’t necessarily think is an exercise because it can be so fun and encourages so much movement. It is one of the activities many of our participants enjoy! One of those participants, Isabella who is 12, enjoys the art...

Community Strong!

Building a meaningful community one station at a time! A huge shout out Kacey McKinnon at KUSI for being our local news reporter assisting GiGi's Playhouse San Diego in raising awareness and Acceptance for all during October Down Syndrome Awareness month. As you can see our Ambassador Clark has made...
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Volunteer Spotlight

Meet our wonderful LMNOP Lead Nancy Not all volunteers show there true talents until put into action. We can certainly say that about our Lead LMNOP volunteer Nancy. Since her start in September 2022, Nancy a quiet yet amazing individual has graced us with her calm demeanor and knack for...

Enzo and Keenan spread Awareness

Participants Spotlight You often hear about how GiGi's Playhouse is a place of acceptance, growth and inclusion, well this truly a great story of that. Meet the outgoing GiGi's Playhouse San Diego participants, Enzo and Keenan. This duo met at La Jolla High then got reacquainted while navigating their time...

A Site Manager’s DS Story

Marissa Chavez, GiGi's Playhouse San Diego - My DS Story Thinking back to over a year ago, I would have never thought I'd be serving folks with Down syndrome in the manner I do now but I am certainly happy for this opportunity and all the wonderful experiences along the...