CHICAGO (CBS) – Former President Barack Obama visited Chicago’s South side Wednesday to greet members of the Obama Foundation Fellowship Program.

He and former First Lady Michelle Obama sat down with the inaugural class of Obama Foundation fellows at the Stony Island Arts Bank.

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Stony Island Arts Bank is located just steps away from where the Obama Presidential Center is slated to be constructed.

The group of twenty community activists and civic innovators from around the world will spend two years in the program, developing leadership skills.

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The Obama’s visit comes just one day before the Chicago Plan Commission votes on whether to approve the Obama Presidential Center planned for Jackson Park.