It is you, the young people of Europe...who will help decide which way the current of our history will flow.

– President Obama, 2014

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 +

Face to Face with the Fellows: Koketso Moeti

Face to Face with the Fellows: Koketso Moeti

Obama Foundation Fellow, Koketso Moeti, founded amandla.mobi, a digital platform to fight the limits society has placed on the most vulnerable in her society, or Mzansi, and beyond. The mobile and multilingual platform empowers members to enable collective action on issues, ranging from public safety, to education, to the cost of communication, to creating change from the palms of their hands. Get to know Koketso +

Reflections on MBK Rising! from Quamiir Trice

Reflections on MBK Rising! from Quamiir Trice

Philadelphia educator Quamiir Trice was one of several young men who joined Karamo Brown on stage at MBK Rising!, a national convening hosted by the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance this past February. He took the time to reflect on his experience at the event and what he learned. Read them now +

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
Celebrating International Women’s Day

March 8, 2019

Celebrating International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we sent the message below to our email list lifting up the work of Obama Foundation program participants who are… More
Face to Face with the Fellows: Preethi Herman

Face to Face with the Fellows: Preethi Herman

“My entire life seems to have been in preparation for what I’m doing now, which is just being able to have empathy for others and insight into different experiences to ultimately empower women to step up to be leaders.” See how Obama Fellow Preethi Herman is empowering women to reach their full potential through leadership. Read the full story +

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 +

President Obama Marks Five-Year Anniversary of My Brother’s Keeper with Reading List

February 18, 2019

President Obama Marks Five-Year Anniversary of My Brother’s Keeper with Reading List

Earlier today, President Obama shared a reading list in lead-up to MBK Rising!, a two-day convening that will bring together in Oakland the… More
Face to Face with the Fellows: Harry Grammer

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
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 +

Designing the Asia-Pacific Leaders Program

Designing the Asia-Pacific Leaders Program

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

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