I will never forget who this victory truly belongs to. It belongs to you.

– President Obama, 2008

Using his artwork as a celebration of the human spirit and as an example of the positivity that can arise from adversity, Antonio Davis inspires children in his community to contribute in unique, meaningful ways.

Explore the Obama Foundation annual report for 2017

Read our story and take a look at how you’ve helped us write it. See where we've been and where we're headed.

Announcing the Community Leadership Training Day

August 8, 2018

Announcing the Community Leadership Training Day

The Community Leadership Training Day is a one and a half day, introductory training that is designed for young people — ages 18 to 25 — who want to get involved in their community, but, don’t know where to start. The Training Days will be hosted in Oakland, CA; Dallas, TX; and Oklahoma City, OK. Learn more here.

We're launching a story collection archive to preserve your memories from 2008. Learn how to submit your story right here.

Leaders: Africa program kicks off in South Africa

July 14, 2018

Leaders: Africa program kicks off in South Africa

200 young leaders from across Africa came together to exchange ideas and inspire each other. Explore highlights from the Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa convening in Johannesburg earlier this month.

June 28, 2018

Obama Foundation Scholars at Columbia University

Twelve emerging social leaders have been selected as the inaugural class of international Obama Foundation Scholars at Columbia University. The scholars will spend a year working with professors and practitioners to find tangible solutions to global problems. Get to know them here.

Recognizing World Refugee Day by Meeting One of our Fellows

June 20, 2018

Recognizing World Refugee Day by Meeting One of our Fellows

In recognition of World Refugee Day — and to kick off a new Q&A series featuring the inaugural class of Obama Foundation Fellows — we’re interviewing Zarlasht Halaimzai, founder of Refugee Trauma Initiative (RTI). Read the interview here.

June 19, 2018

On the ground at the Chicago Community Conversation

We hosted our first-ever Chicago Community Conversation to bring together people doing incredible work for communities throughout the City. See more from the day here.

June 17, 2018

On the Father’s Day Menu: Inspiration

“Our stories matter. They have power. And you never know who they’ll inspire.”   Artist Lynell Jinks creates masterpieces on his childrens’ paper… More

This community taught me that ordinary people, when working together, can do extraordinary things.

President Obama

May 4, 2018

Our Commitment to our Neighbors

Today, we are unveiling the Obama Foundation Community Commitments — our pledge to make sure the community that gave the Obamas so much benefits directly… More

Our mission is to inspire and empower people to change their world.

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