2017 - 2019 non-profit lwc grant recipient
Lakewood Women’s club proudly announces that
Gigi’s Playhouse Cleveland was awarded our 2017-2019 Non-Profit Grant. GiGi’s Playhouse Cleveland focuses on serving the nearly 900 individuals with Down syndrome in Northeast Ohio. They have a core set of programs to provide something for all age and developmental groups, from birth to adults. The programs offered focus on advancing self-esteem, literacy, math skills, social skills, muscle tone, speech, language and more, as well as fostering acceptance and networking resources for parents and siblings. All programs are volunteer-run by local therapists, educators, and community volunteers and are 100% free of charge. Gigi’s mission is to increase positive awareness of Down syndrome through educational programs, and by empowering individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community.
2018 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
Lakewood Women's Club is also very proud to announce its 2018 scholarship recipient! Aya Al-laham is a senior at Lakewood High school who moved to America less than two years ago. Although she has endured much hardship, she has embraced a new life with determination and bravery. Aya's goal is to become a doctor, so the scholarship gets her a step closer to realizing her dreams. In addition to a strong focus on her studies, Aya volunteers at a dentist office, teaches Arabic to children, and babysits. She has shadowed a doctor who has become a mentor to Aya. She has dedicated herself to this community but misses her family in Syria.