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President Obama Returns To Community Organizer Roots At U. Of C. Today

Obama got into town over the weekend, and met with at-risk young men at the Youth Peace Center of Roseland, 420 W. 111th St., Sunday, the Tribune reports. 

    President Obama Returns To Community Organizer Roots At U. Of C. Today
    HYDE PARK - Former President Barack Obama will address young community organizers Monday at the University of Chicago, marking his first speech since leaving office in January. Billed as a "Conversation on Civic Engagement," Obama has invited six young activists to join him on stage to talk about their work on initiatives, including voter registration drives, mentoring programs and food drives, according to Kevin Lewis, an Obama spokesman.

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WATCH: Obama returns to University of Chicago for forum

Obama was invited to a neighborhood center at 420 W. 111th by former Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Duncan is now a managing partner at the nonprofit Emerson Collective and working on projects to help reduce crime in Chicago by training and finding jobs for at-risk young men.

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In a forum with students at the Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., Obama was planning to discuss civic engagement and community organizing, joined by six younger activists.

    WATCH: Obama returns to University of Chicago for forum
    Former President Barack Obama was set to return Monday to the University of Chicago, where he once taught constitutional law, for his first post-presidential public appearance. "So, what's been going on while I've been gone?" Obama asked with a smile as he took his seat on stage. "It is wonderful to be home."

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