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Dr. Edwin Quezada, a man with a medium skin tone points as he speaks to an audience. He is wearing glasses and a powder blue suit.
  • Community Engagement
  • Youth

Hear directly from one of the My Brother’s Keeper Model Communities on how they achieved a 91 percent graduation rate for students of color.

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  • Girls Opportunity Alliance
  • Community Engagement

Discover how Ladies of Virtue is transforming lives through mentorship and leadership

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  • Equality
  • Defending Democracy

Hear directly from Adrijana Hanušić Bećirović as she talks about human rights and what the Obama Leadership program has meant to her.

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A group of high school students with a range of light to deep skin tones pose around  Gallerist Easy Otabo and artist Michael C. Thorpe. In the background, a monitor displays the Obama Foundation rising sun logo and reads, “Obama Foundation.”
  • Youth
  • The Arts

See how the students explored expression and possibilities at EXPO Chicago.

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  • Girls Opportunity Alliance
  • Programs

Learn more about how the Girls Opportunity Alliance is working to empower and educate girls around the world

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Ryan Pavel, a man with light skin tone, stands smiling in front of a sign that reads "Warrior-Scholar Project."
  • Leaders
  • USA

Meet 2023 United States Obama Leader Ryan Pavel, veteran, and CEO of Warrior-Scholar Project.

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Elpida Kokkota smiles as she stands next to Jame Kalekye Mutambya, a Black woman with a deep skin tone and short hair, and Mercy Musomi, a Black woman with a deep skin tone and short curly hair. Jame holds a peace sign as they stand in front of a booth at a Naroibi cultural market. In the background is art and handmade bags.
  • Leaders
  • Europe

Find out how Elpida is making a difference for female entrepreneurs in Kenya.

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Ireen Chikatula poses for a photo with 11 teenage students. They have a deep skin tone and some are wearing school uniforms. Ireen Chikatula holds a sign that reads, “Because girls matter!”
  • Equality
  • Leaders

Learn how Ireen is improving the livelihood of women and girls in Zambia’s rural communities.

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behind a tree outside, with a pink bicycle behind them.
  • Girls Opportunity Alliance
  • Asia-Pacific

Read Hay’s story from Vietnam.

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A young woman with a medium-deep skin tone and long black and brown hair,
 is shown in a school classroom holding multiple books.
  • Girls Opportunity Alliance
  • Asia-Pacific

Read Kiran’s story from India.

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  • Girls Opportunity Alliance
  • Asia-Pacific

Laxmi’s story

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dress with flower patterns is shown sitting on a tree stump.
  • Girls Opportunity Alliance
  • Equality

Rebecca’s story

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shirts. The woman faces the camera while the man doesn't.
  • Girls Opportunity Alliance
  • Watch

Watch Diana’s story from Malawi.

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  • Barack Obama
  • Watch

On June 15, 2012, President Obama announced DACA, an executive action to lift the shadow of deportation for young people who came to the United States as undocumented immigrants.

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  • Defending Democracy
  • Barack Obama

Hear President Obama share his vision for the internet in this keynote address at Stanford University.

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President Barack Obama sits amongst young individuals of a variety of skin complexions. President Obama is smiling and so are the young individuals around him.
  • Scholars
  • Barack Obama

President Obama joined with University of Chicago Scholars for a thoughtful conversation about their work and the issues that are impacting their work. He later dropped in to Hyde Park Academy on the South Side of Chicago for a Futures Series conversation!

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José Rico, former Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, speaks at the White House Hispanic Action Summit in Durham, NC.
  • Alumni
  • Community Engagement

Meet an Obama Alum who is helping young Chicagoans reach their dreams

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President Obama fist bumps a young girl with a medium skin tone while sitting in front of a computer. He is sitting at a table with another young woman with a deep skin tone.
  • Presidential History
  • Barack Obama

This week, 100kin10 announced they exceeded a goal President Obama set in 2011: to recruit and train 100,000 new STEM teachers by 2021.

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Dane Washington Jr
  • MBK Alliance
  • Youth

Inspiring Hope in Denver, One Student at a Time

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A man with a deep skin tone smiles as he stands over a red sign with yellow lettering that says, "UNITY" and "COMMUNITY" outside of an apartment building. He is wearing a white shirt that reads, "Mr. Dad's Father's Club."
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  • Chicago

In the Englewood neighborhood, Joseph Williams is also known as “The Black Mr. Rogers.”

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Mrs. Obama faces a group of excited young girls wearing white robes with their hands above their heads in joy.
  • Girls Opportunity Alliance
  • Michelle Obama

See how Mrs. Obama is encouraging members of the Girls Opportunity Alliance Network to continue their critical work to ensure every girl gets the education she deserves during the COVID-pandemic, then watch her inspiring remarks from this year's Girl Up Le

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  • Barack Obama
  • Youth

On June 7, President Obama shared a message as part of YouTube Originals' “Dear Class of 2020” program. Participants from our Obama Youth Jobs Corps, Community Leadership Corps, and My Brother's Keeper Alliance programs were also part of the special.

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  • Barack Obama

Watch President Obama's graduation message to the high school class of 2020 and read the transcript of his remarks, delivered as part of Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020.

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  • Michelle Obama

Today, President and Mrs. Obama joined Chicago Public Library’s “Live from the Library” story time sessions, to read “The Word Collector” by Peter Reynolds.

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the commencement ceremony at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia
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  • Barack Obama

No one does big things by themselves. That's why we called on our audience to share some words of encouragement for the Class of 2020. Check out some of these uplifting messages—and show us how you're celebrating this year's graduation.

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the commencement ceremony at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Your Voice
  • Youth

Right now, high school and college seniors across the country are missing out on an important rite of passage: commencement. But that doesn’t mean we have to skip the celebrations.

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  • Michelle Obama

In honor of International Women's Day, Mrs. Obama shared the note below with our email subscribers

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NACA Inspired Schools Network
  • MBK Alliance
  • Changemakers

Spotlight on Community - Native American Community Academy (NACA)

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Michelle Obama raises her arms up with four young girls. All are have different ethnicities and have a range of light to deep skin tones.
  • Michelle Obama
  • Girls Opportunity Alliance

Mrs. Obama shared this message below to celebrate the International Day of the Girl and to announce some special news to mark the one year anniversary of the Girls Opportunity Alliance.

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  • MBK Alliance
  • Equality

In his own words, Wille shares how he chose to dedicate his life to improving opportunities for boys and men of color in his city.

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A woman with a light skin tone walks her young daughter to school.
  • Girls Opportunity Alliance
  • Youth

Earlier today, Tiffany Drake, Executive Director of the Girls Opportunity Alliance, sent the message below to our email list in honor of her daughter’s first day of school and to lift up the importance of education for girls around the world.

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A group of Black students with a range of light to deep skin tones pose for a photo with President Obama
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  • Barack Obama

President Obama surprised a group of thirteen students participating in the Obama Youth Jobs Corps in Chicago, a program that provides workforce readiness training and internships for high school students around the city.

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A group of woman with medium skin tones write on paper in a classroom with wooden tables.
  • Girls Opportunity Alliance
  • Equality

As we continue our daily work to drive global attention, awareness, and action around adolescent girls’ education, we wanted to share that we have updated this initiative’s name to the Girls Opportunity Alliance.

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