Big things are coming from the Obama camp and we can't wait to see what happens!
She may no longer be the First Lady, but Michelle Obama is still hard at work.
The former FLOTUS tweeted her excitement about Chicago’s future Obama Presidential Center Wednesday morning. She and former President Barack Obama were in the city Wednesday to unveil plans for the center, which included a first look at the Jackson Park design.
The center, described by the Chicago Tribune as a “campus of three buildings highlighted by an eye-catching museum,” will feature education and meeting rooms, as well as exhibition spaces in the museum, the tallest of the three architectural structures.
The center will also include a library that will house emails, photos and artifacts from Obama’s White House tenure in its walls.
“This is just the beginning of a process, not the end,” Obama said of the center. “It’s not just a single building. It’s more like a campus.”
The campus, according to the Obama Foundation, is “a working center for civic engagement and a place to inspire people and communities to create change,” the Tribune reports. In announcing the plans, the Obamas also committed to donating $2 million for summer jobs and apprenticeships.
Mrs. Obama’s tweet comes on the heels of news that the Trump Administration was ending her groundbreaking and popular “Let Girls Learn” initiative, which she spearheaded during her time in the White House.
Through a leaked email from acting Peace Corps director Sheila Crowley, the memo read “Moving forward, we will not continue to use the ‘Let Girls Learn’ brand or maintain a stand-alone program.” But a White House spokesman said there were no plans to end the program.
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