Even the smallest acts of kindness help spur change in our communities.

– President Obama, 2019

President Obama Wants You to Turn MLK Day into a Day of Service

January 15, 2019

President Obama Wants You to Turn MLK Day into a Day of Service

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” President Obama reflected on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and the power of serving others on what would have been his 90th birthday. Read the full message +

Face to Face with the Fellows: Tiana Epps-Johnson

January 14, 2019

Face to Face with the Fellows: Tiana Epps-Johnson

Obama Foundation Fellow and Chicago transplant Tiana Epps-Johnson is doing her part to improve voter turnout by helping local governments and election officials get their hands on the most up-to-date tools, and helping voters get the most up-to-date information. Read on to see how she does it +

Meet the Leaders at the Asia-Pacific Program Design Workshop in Hawaiʻi

January 5, 2019

Meet the Leaders at the Asia-Pacific Program Design Workshop in Hawaiʻi

Artists. Innovators. Entrepreneurs. Changemakers. Get to know the 21 emerging leaders who are participating in the Asia-Pacific program design workshop in Hawaiʻi. Meet the leaders +

Designing the Asia-Pacific Leaders Program

January 3, 2019

Designing the Asia-Pacific Leaders Program

Explore how we’re bringing our Asia-Pacific Leaders program to life. Learn more +

Change Your Community in 2019

Change Your Community in 2019

Tell us how you’re committing to making a positive difference in your community in the new year. Add your voice +

Face to Face with the Fellows: Moussa Kondo and Sandor Lederer

December 14, 2018

Face to Face with the Fellows: Moussa Kondo and Sandor Lederer

We sat down for a conversation with Obama Fellows Moussa Kondo and Sandor Lederer to dig into their work and to explore their unique approaches to combating a notoriously pernicious and intractable issue: corruption. Read the full story +

Face to Face with the Fellows: Alex Smith

December 10, 2018

Face to Face with the Fellows: Alex Smith

After Obama Fellow Alex Smith forged an unexpected but powerful friendship with an 84-year-old man in his neighborhood, he took it upon himself to fight the sobering epidemic of loneliness. Read the full story +

Chicago legend and icon, Timuel Black, turned 100 on December 7, 2018. He has been instrumental in making the city of Chicago and our world a better place, and we could not be more grateful.

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