U.S. first lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks at the International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony at the State Department March 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks at the International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony at the State Department March 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.

*Though Chicago’s violence has peaked and the future of the city seems hopeless to some, there’s always a little glimmer of light peaking through the cracked haze of shadowy darkness.

First lady Michelle Obama will be going home to join the mayor of Chicago for a community gathering of leaders to focus on youth empowerment.

Obama will be addressing the collection in hopes of inspiring new opportunities for young people.

The meeting, called the “Joint Luncheon Meeting: Working Together to Address Youth Violence in Chicago,” will be held on Wednesday, April 10, and hosted by Mayor Emanuel at the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Chicago.

The first lady also plans to garner support from local business leaders to help expand the community’s development, especially in staggered areas like the west and south sides, which are primarily populated by African Americans and Hispanics.