GIGIS PLAYHOUSE INC

Educate. Inspire. Believe.

Hoffman Estates, IL   |  www.gigisplayhouse.org

Mission

To change the way the world views Down syndrome and to send a global message of acceptance for all. We change lives through consistent delivery of free educational, therapeutic-based and career development programs for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community.

Ruling year info

2003

President and Founder

Mrs. Nancy Gianni

Main address

2350 West Higgins Road

Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 USA

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EIN

20-0058563

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

One-on-One Literacy

The One-on-One Literacy tutoring program for individuals with Down syndrome provides instruction based on the interests and inspirations of each student. The Literacy tutoring program supports the increase of sight word recognition, vocabulary, comprehension, articulation, self-esteem, speech clarity and fine motor skills. Our trained tutors provide motivating and purposeful lessons designed to keep our students engaged and learning both during sessions and when extending activities at home. Recommended for ages 3+.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
People with disabilities

A progressive educational program for young adults focusing on curriculum. self confidence, fitness, nutrition, & career skills.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
People with disabilities
Adults

Provides youth, teens and adults with greatly expanded opportunities to evolve and refine their speech and language skills in a 1-on-1 setting. Effective enunciation, clarity of speech, word order and message meaning are paramount to fostering greater self-confidence, comprehension, problem-solving, school readiness, social skills, independence, and overall quality of life. Recommended for All Ages.

Population(s) Served

The One-on-One Math tutoring program uses a multi-sensory, strength-based approach to build confidence and success for our students. The Math tutoring program supports the increase of the range of math skills, self-esteem, confidence, critical thinking, problem solving skills, independence and autonomy, and fine motor skills. Our research-based curriculum encompasses a variety of strategies and techniques to ensure that every student can be successful when learning math. Recommended for ages 3+

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
People with disabilities
Children and youth
People with disabilities
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Chicagoian of the Year-Nancy Gianni 2009

Chicago Tribune

House Resolution 183 2013

Illinois House of Representatives

Financials

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Operations

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GIGIS PLAYHOUSE INC

Board of directors
as of 2/3/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Nancy Gianni


Board co-chair

Michael Wohlwend

Kevin Wever

Rocco Armocida

Troy Cowdrey

Randy Allen

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No