We expect this to be the kind of museum that makes Chicago and the South Side proud.
– President Obama, 2018
September 12, 2018
Thirty seven people from around the world were selected by the Obama Foundation to study in the US. Their first lesson begins on the South Side of Chicago. In this first of a two-part series, we follow the Obama Scholars as they learn about the history of the South Side. Read more +
September 7, 2018
Melissa Malzkuhn grew up in a third-generation-signing deaf family. However, not all deaf children have early sign language acquisition and an immersive literacy experience. Through her digital media space, Motion Light Lab, she’s reinventing the storybook and building immersive apps for deaf children to change that. Read her full story +
August 8, 2018
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.
July 14, 2018
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 19, 2018
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.