The Obama Presidential Center
Rooted in Chicago and designed with you
The Obama Presidential Center will serve as a hub on Chicago’s South Side to inspire and train the next generation of civic leaders. More than a cultural landmark, the OPC will endure as a community resource and an economic engine for South Side residents.
Our Commitment to our Neighbors
As we embark on this important work, we will use every opportunity to strengthen the community around us. We have developed core principles that guide our work along with specific commitments we have made to our neighbors to date, which will live in a document that we will consistently update with new commitments so our neighbors and fellow Chicagoans can track our progress, hold us accountable, and offer feedback as we embark on this historic endeavor together.
Add Your Voice
You Inspire Us — and Each Other
The Center is designed to be a place for you to meet and learn from one another. Meet a few of the citizens who have inspired us lately.
From community meetings to farmers markets, talks, and parades, we’re hosting and participating in events all across Chicago. Take a look at some of our recent engagement — and make sure you’re on the list to receive the latest on upcoming events.
Walk with us in the Chicago Pride Parade!
Sign up to join us as we walk in the Chicago Pride Parade on June 24, 2018.
MLK Jr. Day Volunteer Opportunities
We hosted several service projects across the city to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Obama Foundation Public Meeting
Chicago Park District Public Meetings
South Lakefront Framework Plan September 2017
CDOT Public Meetings
Traffic Mitigation and Road Improvements around Jackson Park August 2017
Harper Court Summer Music Series
Hyde Park Farmers Market
African Festival of the Arts
September 1 - 4, 2017
South Shore Jazz Festival
August 20, 2017
88th Annual Bud Billiken Parade
August 12, 2017
Taste of WVON
July 15, 2017
Silver Room Block Party
July 15, 2017
Chosen Few Music Festival
July 1-2, 2017
South Side Showcase
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