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Face to Face with the Fellows: Harry Grammer

February 12, 2019

Face to Face with the Fellows: Harry Grammer

In a nation with the world’s largest prison population, Los Angeles County has the highest rate of youth incarceration and probation, and a recidivism rate of 69 percent. Harry Grammer is doing his part to give young people the support they need to begin their lives anew. Read more about Harry and his organization, New Earth +

February 5, 2019

Stephen Curry, John Legend To Join President Obama at My Brother’s Keeper Alliance’s First National Gathering in Oakland

MBK Rising! will bring together youth and community leaders advocating for boys and young men of color CHICAGO, IL — Today, the Obama… More
Face to Face with the Fellows: Veronica Crespin-Palmer and Clarissa Delgado

January 28, 2019

Face to Face with the Fellows: Veronica Crespin-Palmer and Clarissa Delgado

We sat down with Obama Fellows Veronica Crespin-Palmer and Clarissa Delgado to learn more about their work to give every child in their communities the same choice for a quality education and their journeys to get to where they are. Read the full story +

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

January 25, 2019

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 +

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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