Great news: Obama might return to community organizing after the White House

Great news: Obama might return to community organizing after the White House

President Obama on Thursday dropped some hints about what he’ll do after his time in office, saying he could return to his roots as a community organizer.

Speaking to a group of schoolchildren at the Anacostia Library in Washington, D.C., Obama said he would like to focus on expanding education and economic opportunity after his presidency.

“I’ll be done being president in a couple of years and I’ll still be a pretty young man,” he said. “And so I’ll go back to doing the kinds of work I was doing before, just trying to find ways to help people.” …

Obama told the group of children that he was inspired to go into public service by people on the front lines of the civil rights movement who helped push for equal treatment for African-Americans at the local level.

“Help young people get an education, help people get jobs, bring businesses into neighborhoods that don’t have enough businesses,” he said. “That’s the kind of work that I really love to do.”

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