Common Hope. Uncommon Stories.

At the 2018 Obama Foundation Summit, we asked attendees to take portraits with each other and to share with us the story of how they were building a better future (in 10 words or less!). In some cases, they shared their story together and in others they share their own. But as you look at all the different faces in the gallery below, you’ll see that they are all united by a common hope: to build meaningful change in their communities.

Yaritza Garcia

Aalayah Sanders

President Barack Obama

Dave Eggers

Louise McCurry

Al DeBonnet

Martin Rodriguez

Christine Renaud

Zedilson Almeida

Andrew Mukose

Azalfa Lateef

Umema Khan

Linda Kamau

Caren Wakoli

Cheryl Hughes

Darius Ballinger

Marianne Akumu

Jamia Jowers

Quincy Walker

Mahpiya Black-Elk

Melissa Malzkuhn

Alex Smith

Juanita Butler

Antonio Davis

Fatima Zaman

Marianne Akumu

Noel Pinnock

Japlan "Jazz" Allen

Moussa Kondo

Harry Grammer

Jenne Myers

Anna Valencia

Erika Allen

Connie Spreen

Jaquan Riley

Nick Cousar

Barbara Lumpkin

Ariane Robbins

Jazmine Reyes

Ivan Bascon

Sterling Gilmore

Jeff McCarter

Sherman Wright

Richard Tolliver

Rahmatullah Hamraz

Stanley Ndambakuwa

Candice Washington

Erin Adams

Amanda S. Walker-Hall

Jamal Spraggins

LeShonne Segura

Adrian Segura

David Leggett

Daniel Branham

Jacklyn Nguyen

Aria Hueso

John Atkinson

Attallah "Tia" Wilson

Bethany Molitor

Michelle Molitor

Koketso Moeti

Tiana Epps-Johnson

Seblewengel Tekalign

Robert Katende

Andrea Saenz

Jane M. Hussein

Cynthia Gonzalez

Hong Hoang

Ashley Jackson

Kieanji Williams

Ana Garcia

Lendale Vazquez-Martinez

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