Happy National Down Syndrome Awareness Month!

Today’s post  comes from Jenna: October represents a special month in the Down syndrome community as well as the LiveUp community.  For LiveUp, October is our time of reflection.  We look back at all of the amazing accomplishments – the hard work that our regional directors put in to organize programs that are filled with smiles from […]

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Join the team at GiGi’s Playhouse NYC!

Post comes from our friends at GiGi’s Playhouse NYC! Are you a young professional with a passion for service and dedication to social entrepreneurship? Are you interested in being able to parlay your passion and energy into being actively involved with an NYC nonprofit organization, while gaining board leadership experience? GiGi’s Playhouse NYC would love to […]

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A Mentor’s Perspective

Today’s post comes from Cassio, one of our amazing LiveUp San Diego mentors! This past June was my 4th LiveUp in San Diego. I could have never imagined when I first decided to become a mentor that this program would change my life forever. I knew I would enjoy it and I knew I would have fun, but […]

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Cheers to an incredible LiveUp summer!

Today’s LiveUpDate comes from Jamie Weiss, one of the NYC Program directors! Over Labor Day weekend, the LiveUp season concluded its seventh year with programs in New York City and Washington, DC. Between the two programs, LiveUp welcomed 37 adults with Down syndrome and 45 volunteers. The entire weekend was a high note full of endless dance parties, […]

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Countdown to LiveUp DC!

Today’s LiveUpDate comes from Brad Simon, one of the DC Program directors! As I look back on my five years as a mentor with LiveUp Programs, one single word continues to repeat itself …. community. Yes, LiveUp is certainly a community which supports individuals with Down syndrome, but the idea of community means so much […]

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Parent Perspective: Joan Thomas

Today’s LiveUpDate comes from Joan Thomas. Her son John is one of our wonderful participants! LiveUp, what does it mean to parents? We are blessed with a terrific son, John. John has a job that he loves, (works at the Acme in Bryn Mawr) about 26-30 hours a week. He is involved in Pennsylvania Special […]

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Liveup San Diego highlights!

Today’s post comes from Michelle, one of the directors at LiveUp San Diego! This past weekend, I was blessed to participate in my third LiveUp San Diego, and my first program as a director! Year after year, it is so exciting to be reunited with the LiveUp family, and something I look forward to every summer. […]

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Why I LiveUp!

Today’s post comes from Emily, one of the directors at LiveUp San Diego! This year will be my fourth LiveUp, and my second time as a director. I’m so excited to come back and be reunited with my LiveUp family in San Diego! Without a doubt, LiveUp is one of my most favorite places in the […]

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Get ready for LiveUp Boston!

Hey LiveUp Family!  David, one of the local directors, coming to you live from Boston, Massachusetts! I wanted to give everyone a sneak peak into some of the incredible activities we have planned next month.  Even though we’re still a few weeks away, Laura, Caroline, Jenna and I have been planning and counting down for […]

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LiveUp Philly is just 2 days away!!

Today’s post comes from Rachael, one of the awesome directors at LiveUp Philly! As I put together my enormous Sams Club grocery list, sort out the Holy Family University housing grid and repeatedly chant myself reminders to not forget the Phillies tickets sitting neatly atop my dresser, I know that LiveUp Philly is quickly approaching. […]

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