Published: Thu, September 14, 2017
Health | By Jay Jacobs

The Obama Foundation is hosting a civics 'training day' in Boston

The Obama Foundation is hosting a civics 'training day' in Boston

1, per WLS-TV, and will welcome hundreds of young leaders from around the country to "exchange ideas, explore creative solutions to common problems and experience civic art, technology and music from around the world", the former president said in the video statement.

One of the new projects is an Obama Foundation fellowship "to support and elevate outstanding civic innovators - individuals from around the world who are working with their fellow citizens to tackle big challenges", Obama said in the email.

On Wednesday, the Obama Foundation, which works to make progress in fields such as healthcare, the economy, social justice, and climate, released a new video with a message from President Obama.

"We've also heard from thousands of young people just getting engaged for the first time, asking for help on how to get started".

The former president said he expects the summit, which will be October 31 and November 1, to bring hundreds of leaders from around the world.

The former president will be joined at the summit by his wife, former first lady Michelle Obama. "Our programs will grow as we continue to listen and learn", said David Simas, the foundation's CEO.

Our two-year, non-residential Fellowship will offer hands-on training, resources, and leadership development.

"Welcome to the next phase of this organization - inspired by you".

Obama Foundation officials will discuss plans for Obama's upcoming presidential center on Thursday at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, at 5 p.m.

150 participants, ages 18 to 24, will join the Obama Foundation team in Chicago, Boston, and Tempe to learn how to use their own story as a powerful tool for change and become more active in shaping their communities.

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