The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is getting a new building in Cherry Creek.
The new headquarters should be open in June.
Tuesday, a small group from the Down syndrome community got a tour of the early progress. There will be an education center that includes courses on computers and cooking. A lounge and a library will also be part of the four story building.
Global Down Syndrome Foundation in Denver, Colorado CEO and co-founder Michelle Sie Whitten says Colorado is leading the way for those with Down syndrome and the new building will feel like home.
"For the Down syndrome community, a lot of the parents and myself included have felt marginalized in society so to constantly counter that is something that we live every day," Whitten said. "To have a building that is our headquarters and our home and it's where we go in and we feel welcomed...it's a huge beginning of a sea change for us."
The education center received a generous donation of $1 million from The Salah Foundation, kicking off the "21 x 21" Legacy Fundraising Campaign which aims to raise $21 million by 2021.