This past Wednesday The Obamas, former U.S. President Barack and wife, former 1st Lady Michelle pledge to donate $2 million to two Chicago youth programs “One Summer Chicago” and “Chicagoland Workforce Founder Aliance” both which provides summer jobs and apprenticship programs for Chicago’s youth. It’s all part of the first stages to the “Obama Presidental Center” which aims to train and employ South Side’s youth.
“We can’t afford to wait four years to start working together” Barack told an audience at the South Shore Cultural Center. “We have to reach the young people who might be at risk if they don’t have something to do during the summers!”…….”We want to make sure that some of those young people can get trained so people don’t say,’Why didnt you hire anybody from the neighborhood?’
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