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Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa program concludes with acts of service across the continent

December 2, 2020 9:00 AM

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others… More

Nigerian Obama Foundation Leaders band together to protest police brutality and corruption

November 19, 2020 2:45 PM

When we designed our first international leadership program, Leaders: Africa, in 2018, our hope was to unite leaders across countries in… More

‘A Promised Land’: President Obama’s New Book and the Obama Presidential Center

November 17, 2020 12:00 PM

In an excerpt from President Obama’s new memoir, “A Promised Land,” he notes that he wrote the book primarily for young people, as “an… More

West Coast Wildfires: How You Can Help

September 16, 2020 3:47 PM

As destructive, fast-moving wildfires—exacerbated by high temperatures and a changing climate—rage through communities in California, Oregon, and Washington, we’ve been inspired by the many ways… More

Meet the Chicagoan Making Therapy as Normal as Ordering a Cup of Coffee

September 10, 2020 12:21 PM

“Your life is purposeful, your life is valuable, and your life is necessary.” —Chris LeMark, artist, mental health activist While making a name for himself… More

Obama Foundation Announces Inaugural Cohort of 35 Emerging Leaders in Europe for All-Virtual Leadership Program

September 2, 2020 10:00 AM

CHICAGO, IL – Today, the Obama Foundation announced the 35 emerging leaders who will participate in its inaugural, fully virtual Leaders:… More

Obama Foundation Announces New Cohort of Columbia University Scholars

August 26, 2020 9:00 AM

CHICAGO, IL – Today, the Obama Foundation announced its third cohort of Obama Scholars, 11 rising leaders from around the world… More

On Senior Citizens Day, Meet Some of Chicago’s Elders Making a Difference

August 21, 2020 10:55 AM

Throughout history, younger generations have picked up the baton of change from their original community changemakers to build a brighter future. This Senior Citizens Day,… More

Violence, Interrupted: A Closer Look at the Work of Chicago Activist and Violence Interrupter William Calloway

August 7, 2020 12:50 PM

William Calloway grew up in South Shore, the same Chicago neighborhood where Michelle Obama was born and raised. The community, which borders Jackson Park, the… More

Obama Foundation Announces Addition of Connie Ballmer and Demond Martin to the Board of Directors

August 7, 2020 11:01 AM

CHICAGO — Today, the Obama Foundation announced that Connie Ballmer, philanthropist and civic activist, and Demond Martin, investor and community leader, have joined the Foundation’s… More

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