Former U.S. President Barack Obama attended his inaugural leadership summit held by the Obama Foundation. The summit aimed to help inspire more than 500 young people from 60 nations and 27 U.S. states through the assembly of artists, world leaders and business owners. Thousands of applications and nominations were received on behalf of these young people on merit of leadership and problem solving. The Obamas efforts to help civic leaders push change in their communities.
“The moment we are in right now, politics is the tail and not the dog. What we need to do is think about our civic culture, our goal is not to create a political movement,” Obama told the attendees at the two-day summit in Chicago’s South Side, where Obama plans to build a presidential center.