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Obamas pledge $2 million for summer jobs, apprenticeships for Chicago youth

Obamas pledge $2 million for summer jobs, apprenticeships for Chicago youth

Barack and Michelle Obama are donating $2 million toward two Chicago programs that provide summer jobs and apprenticeships, setting the stage for the coming Obama Presidential Center's mission to help employ and train South Side youth.

One Summer Chicago, which is the city's summer jobs program, and the Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance, a collaboration of foundations and corporate funders focused on employment equity, each will receive $1 million from the Obamas.

The former president made the donation announcement Wednesday when unveiling early design plans for the Obama Presidential Center, a complex with a museum, library and public park to be built over the next four...

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