The 2018 Obama Foundation Summit has concluded. Thanks for tuning in! You can see video highlights below.

Video highlights from the Summit

Updates from the Summit

I would be nothing without my community.

Diane Guerrero

We are in a space where at the end of the day, we see each other, we love each other, and we really do all want the same thing, which is love.

Karamo Brown

I can be anything I want to be. Education has changed my life. I believe that all girls should fight to get an education.

Kiran Sahu, a member of the Global Girls Alliance

I’ve always had that feeling inside that I was fighting for anyone who has been told no.

Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad

It doesn’t come easy. You have to fight for it. And none of us have to do it alone.

Janelle Monáe

A Day in the Life: Harry Grammer

November 17, 2018

A Day in the Life: Harry Grammer

Obama Fellow Harry Grammer founded New Earth to help justice system-involved youth build a brighter future for themselves. See how he does it +

A Day in the Life: Hong Hoang

November 16, 2018

A Day in the Life: Hong Hoang

For 20 years, Hong Hoang has mobilized youth leaders to push for environmental preservation. See how she’s taking her work to the next level as an Obama Foundation Scholar. Read more +

A Day in the Life: Asa Singleton

November 15, 2018

A Day in the Life: Asa Singleton

See how Asa Singleton, Youth Ambassador for MBK Houston and Summit attendee, is working towards a brighter future through boxing and community involvement. Read the full story +

November 12, 2018

Tell Us: How are you working towards a better future?

The theme of this year’s Summit is Common Hope. Uncommon Stories. Take a moment to think about how you’re working towards our shared hope: a better future for communities around the world. Add your voice

A Day in the Life: King Gyan

November 13, 2018

A Day in the Life: King Gyan

Take a peek into the life of mentor, footballer, Africa Leader, and Summit attendee King Gyan. Read more +

Obama Foundation Summit Speakers and Attendees include

President Barack Obama

44th President of the United States

Dave Eggers


Harry Grammer


Karamo Brown

Host, Culture expert

Lilly Singh

Comedian and YouTube Creator

Hong Hoang


Asa Singleton

Youth Ambassador, MBK Houston

Zadie Smith


Janelle Monáe

Singer-songwriter, Advocate and Actress

Danny Flores

Community Leadership Corps Columbia Member