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Obama Foundation Announces Community Event to Conclude Inaugural Summit

Chance the Rapper, The National, and Gloria Estefan are set to perform.

Chicago, IL – Today, 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. Chance the Rapper, Gloria Estefan, and The National will perform.  Additional artists will be announced at a later date. The community event will be November 1 at 8:30 PM CT and will be livestreamed 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 for inspiring young people to tackle the great challenges in their communities. To sign up to receive emails from the Obama Foundation, sign up HERE.

Information on how to apply for press credentials for the Summit will be available at a later date. Please direct all questions to [email protected].

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Contact: Kate Berner, [email protected]

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