A Message from President Obama: Thank You, Chicago
I am so excited and grateful that today the Obama Foundation received approval from Chicago City Council on the agreement that will help bring the Obama Presidential Center to life as a resource and amenity for the people of Chicago.
Thank you to Mayor Emanuel, to the City Council, especially Leslie Hairston who worked so hard on this, and everyone in the city of Chicago who supported the Presidential Center from the start.
Michelle and I could not be prouder or more excited to bring the Center to the South Side, a community that has given us both so much. And we look forward to continuing our work with our neighborhoods and friends across the City to build this Center; to make it a centerpiece where young people can come learn about their history, learn about how they can get involved, learn how their voice has power, find out ways in which they can have a positive impact on their communities.
It’s gonna be really exciting and I hope that it’s gonna serve as a reminder to every child in Chicago, and every visitor from around the world that their potential is limitless.
You’ve made that happen and we couldn’t be more appreciative and grateful and we can’t wait to get in there and start doing good work with you.