The Obama Foundation announced a closing event of the Obama Foundation Summit: a community event that will bring together thousands to celebrate civic leaders making a difference around the world, and inspire those in attendance and watching live to make a positive impact in their own communities. Chance the Rapper is working with the Foundation on the creative design of the event and will perform at the event. Gloria Estefan, and The National will also perform. Additional artists will be announced a later date. The community event will be live streamed at Obama.org.
"The Obama Foundation's goal is to encourage and empower young people to create positive change in their communities. With the Obama Foundation Summit, we're bringing together young leaders from across Chicago, the country and the world to share ideas. We look forward to joining these leaders, Chance, Gloria Estefan, and The National in an event that inspires individuals to see themselves as change agents and celebrates civic engagement," said David Simas, Chief Executive Officer of the Obama Foundation.
In a video and e-mail, Chance the Rapper explained his enthusiasm to inspire young people to tackle the great challenges in their communities. The text of the e-mail is below. To sign up to receive emails from the Obama Foundation, sign HERE.