...as long as we unite to protect the one planet we have, we can leave it in better shape for future generations.

– President Obama, 2016

A Scholar's Story: Dr. Bonaventure Dzekem

A Scholar's Story: Dr. Bonaventure Dzekem

Dr. Bonaventure Dzekem is an Obama Foundation Scholar currently studying at the University of Chicago. The Obama Foundation Scholars program supports dynamic, collaborative, rising leaders from around the world. Read Bonaventure’s story +

Face to Face with the Fellows: Navdeep Kang

Face to Face with the Fellows: Navdeep Kang

Obama Fellow Nav Kang has devoted his life to helping people suffering from substance use disorders find the care they need as easily and as quickly as possible. See how he’s changing addiction treatment in Southwest Ohio at the Mercy Health Addiction Treatment Collaborative. Explore Nav’s journey +

A Scholar's Story: Edem Dorothy Ossai

A Scholar's Story: Edem Dorothy Ossai

Edem Dorothy Ossai is an Obama Foundation Scholar currently studying at the University of Chicago. The Obama Foundation Scholars program supports dynamic, collaborative, rising leaders from around the world. Read Edem’s story +

“I show up with love, I show up with hugs, I show up with understanding…” Chicago native Michael Airhart extends a listening ear, a warm meal, and other items to people experiencing homelessness across the city—because everyone deserves a chance to get back on their feet and have someone to count on.

Applications for the Community Leadership Corps Close Soon!

Applications for the Community Leadership Corps Close Soon!

The Community Leadership Corps is an opportunity for young people ages 18-25 to come together and develop projects that address opportunities and challenges in their community. If you’re a young person living in Hartford, CT or Chicago, IL and want to make your community a better place, apply to join the Community Leadership Corps before it’s too late! Applications close on Sunday, March 24. Apply today +

March 8, 2019

Fact Sheet: The Obama Presidential Archives

The Obama Foundation is proud to be working in partnership with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to lay the foundation for enhanced public… More
The Creative Brief with Joshua Mays

The Creative Brief with Joshua Mays

We sat down to talk process and creativity with the Oakland-based artist and muralist, Joshua Mays, who created murals that captured the joy, optimism, and beauty of the MBK movement for MBK Rising! Read the full interview +

When Worlds Collide: Obama Foundation Scholar and African Leader Join Forces for Good

When Worlds Collide: Obama Foundation Scholar and African Leader Join Forces for Good

See what happened when Robert Katende from the Leaders: Africa program met Vanessa Paranjothy, an Obama Scholar at Columbia University, met at the 2018 Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago…Read the full story +

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