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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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President Obama sits at a desk, pen in hand, as other politicians look on. A young boy at the front, dressed in a suit vest and tie also looks on.
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  • Presidential History

Hear from President Obama as he reflects on this milestone moment.

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President Obama and then Vice President Joe Biden clap as they stand at a conference table. In the background, people with a range of light skin tones clap and cheer. All are dressed professionally.
  • Presidential History
  • Listen

Personal stories released that highlight the legacy and impact of the ACA

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The image is a combined photo of five women. The first is Clarissa Kornell: she has long curly dark hair, a light olive complexion and is wearing a dark pink shirt with a light pink scarf. Clarissa is smiling in the picture. The second woman is Sabra Townsend: she has shoulder length locs that are curled. Sabra has a medium brown skinned complexion and is wearing a dark blue blazer with an orange shirt underneath. Sabra is smiling in the picture. The third woman is Juliet Choi: she has dark hair cut into a shoulder-length bob and she has an olive complexion. Juliet is wearing black glasses, a brown necklace, and a short sleeved blue blouse. Juliet is smiling in the picture. The fourth woman is Alefiyah Mesiwala. Alefiyah has long black hair, dark olive skin and hazel eyes. Alefiyah is wearing a dark blue scarf and a black shirt and smiling in the picture. The fifth woman is Jamie Lockhart: Jamie has long dark brown hair and pale skin. Jamie is wearing a pink blazer and a black shirt underneath. Jamie is also wearing a small diamond necklace and smiling in the picture.
  • Alumni
  • Presidential History

Meet five women carrying forward the legacy of the Affordable Care Act in their communities

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DeKevious Wilson, a Black man with a deep skin tone, looks off camera as he stands in front of a home. He has a salt and pepper afro and beard. He is wearing a Becoming a Man t-shirt and denim jacket.
  • Scholars
  • Youth

DeKevious Wilson strengthens youth mental health through policy work.

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A Black man wearing a sweatshirt holds onto the rim of a basketball net, looking upward. The sky behind is a deep blue.
  • MBK Alliance
  • Youth

Check out the Freedom Summer 2023 grant recipients!

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Barack Obama a man with golden brown skin sitting at a table wearing a formal suit while writing with a diverse group of people behind him with mainly neutral light skin and a little boy with brown skin wearing a formal suit looking at the paper Barack is writing on
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  • Presidential History

Understand the impact of this historic legislation for American families and share your story.

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In this picture a lady with a deep skin tone wearing a teal shirt and a light blue 
dress with flower patterns is shown sitting on a tree stump.
  • Girls Opportunity Alliance
  • Equality

Rebecca’s story

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A woman with a medium deep skin tone smiles. She has grey-streaked black hair, glasses, red lipstick, a pearl necklace, and is wearing a white suit jacket with white accents on the collar.
  • Equality
  • Alumni

Meet One Obama Alum Who is Leading the Fight for Women's Equality

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Activists In Chicago Protest Police Brutality In Death Of George Floyd
  • MBK Alliance
  • Youth

I am proud to announce that the MBK Alliance is ramping up our efforts to support our MBK Network. The start of these efforts is our nationwide call to action, Freedom Summer 2022. Communities across the country often experience an uptick in youth violence

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  • Chicago
  • Youth

Chicago lost another innocent life this weekend and this one came close to home.

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An animation shows people ranging of all ages and skin tones, enjoying the Obama Presidential Center
  • Michelle Obama
  • Building the Center

From our earliest days of planning, we always knew we wanted to have a Fruit & Vegetable Garden at the future Obama Presidential Center

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  • MBK Alliance
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Here at the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, we support communities of color across the United States and Puerto Rico that are taking action to create systemic solutions to the most pressing issues facing boys and young men of color.

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President Obama sits at a formal desk in the center of the image, glancing down as he signs a document. A young boy in a vest and tie looks on, as do Vice President Biden, Nancy Pelosi.
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  • Barack Obama

12 years ago today, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law.

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A group of women with medium skin tones sits in a circle on the ground while books lay in front of them
  • Girls Opportunity Alliance
  • Take Action

Learn about organizations in the Girls Opportunity Alliance community that are helping girls in India to keep learning safely during the pandemic.

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A man with a deep skin tone wearing sunglasses and a white tee kisses the forehead of a young girl with a deep medium skin tone in a blue and white dress outdoors
  • Girls Opportunity Alliance
  • Changemakers

This Father’s Day, meet dads around the world from the Girls Opportunity Alliance community who are supporting their daughters’ education and dreams.

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  • MBK Alliance
  • Youth
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Loíza Puerto Rico
  • MBK Alliance
  • Youth

This past February, we checked in with the Loíza Alliance for Peace, one of our MBK National Impact Community partners, for a virtual site visit about their effort to keep violence in Loíza at all-time lows.

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Obama Leader Bhavagaya Bakshi looks to camera with her C the Signs co-founder.
  • Stories
  • Leaders

On World Cancer Day, get to know Obama Leader Bhavagaya “Bea” Bakshi, who is working tirelessly to save lives by detecting cancer in its earliest stages.

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