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.
Summer in Chicago
Nothing beats a summer in Chicago, and we’ve been busy here at the Obama Foundation taking advantage of this incredible season. From walking with our neighbors in the Chicago Pride and Bud Billiken Day Parades, to cleaning up Rainbow Beach with the Honeycomb Project on Mandela Day, to beaming in changemakers from around the world to have virtual conversations with festival-goers at Lollapalooza, we’re taking every opportunity to engage with our community during the summer months. Check out photo highlights from our busy summer below and check back for upcoming events and updates!
August 18-19, 2018
African Festival of the Arts
August 31-September 3, 2018
Chicago Football Classic
September 22, 2018
South Side Showcase
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