President Obama Reconnects With Edith Childs, the Inspiration Behind “Fired Up, Ready To Go!”

March 2, 2023 6:45 AM

CHICAGO — This week, President Obama surprised Edith Childs, originator of the “Fired Up, Ready to Go!” chant, in a video call to congratulate her… More

President Obama reunites with Edith Childs, who inspired ‘Fired Up, Ready to Go’ Chant during 2008 campaign

March 2, 2023 6:45 AM

Earlier today, President Obama shared the message below with our email list, reflecting on his meeting with Edith Childs. If you’d like to receive email… More

President Obama Announces New Class of 105 Obama Foundation Leaders

February 21, 2023 8:00 AM

The emerging leaders will join three 35-member regional cohorts representing Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Europe and convene with President Obama in June CHICAGO –… More

Take action to help those affected by the earthquake in Türkiye and Syria

February 14, 2023 2:00 PM

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake and its aftershocks hit Türkiye and Syria beginning on Monday, February 6, 2023. The natural disaster has killed more than 35,000… More

Meet anguish with action by supporting those affected by gun violence

January 27, 2023 10:00 AM

In recent days, California cities Monterey Park, Half Moon Bay, and Oakland—in addition to even more locations across the United States—joined… More

The Obama Foundation Invites Rising College Juniors to Apply for the Voyager Scholarship for Public Service

January 25, 2023 10:00 AM

The Obama-Chesky Scholarship supports students interested in pursuing public service careers with an academic scholarship, exposure to travel, and connections to a network… More

Applications Open for Obama Foundation’s Leaders USA Program

January 18, 2023 9:45 AM

The Leaders USA program will scale the Obama Foundation’s efforts to train emerging leaders across the United States CHICAGO – Today, the Obama… More

President Obama Reunites with Iowa Campaign Organizers on 15th Anniversary of Caucus Win

January 3, 2023 7:00 AM

Offers First Look at Iowa Artifacts That Will Be Part of Obama Presidential Center Museum Collection WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ahead of the fifteenth… More

Read President Obama’s Remarks at the Democracy Forum

November 17, 2022 2:00 PM

Good afternoon, everybody. And thank you, Gift, for that rousing introduction. He was getting me fired up backstage, getting me excited. And thank you,… More

Obama Foundation Expands Programs to Train Emerging Leaders Across the United States

November 17, 2022 7:00 AM

President Obama to announce a new program that will scale efforts to train emerging leaders across the U.S. at the Obama Foundation’s first-ever… More