"Michelle and I personally are going to donate $2 million to our summer jobs programs here in the community so that right away young people can get to work and we can start providing opportunities for all of them," Obama said.
The center will also have classrooms, a library, an auditorium, a restaurant and a public garden. Within the presidential museum, there will be an exhibition space, offices and meeting rooms.
Different buildings on the campus will be connected by underground tunnels with glass openings.
According to the Obama Foundation, the location of the library was selected because Barack and Michelle Obama want an opportunity to give back to the very community that helped them accomplish much of their life's work.