Updates

A New Agreement for the Obama Presidential Center

September 20, 2018 7:03 PM

Today, the City of Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development introduced an ordinance to City Council concerning the Obama Presidential Center. That ordinance… More

A South Side Education

September 12, 2018 3:22 PM

Thirty seven people from around the world were selected by the Obama Foundation to study in the US. Their first lesson begins on the South Side of Chicago. In this first of a two-part series, we follow the Obama Scholars as they learn about the history of the South Side. More

A Storybook Beginning: Face to Face with Obama Fellow Melissa Malzkuhn

September 7, 2018 5:35 PM

Melissa Malzkuhn grew up in a third-generation-signing deaf family. However, not all deaf children have early sign language acquisition and an immersive literacy experience. Through her digital media space, Motion Light Lab, she’s reinventing the storybook and building immersive apps for deaf children to change that. More

Uncommon Empathy: Face to Face with Obama Fellow Keith Wattley

September 4, 2018 11:13 AM

An unthinkable loss changed Keith Wattley’s family forever and the resulting trauma ensnared his sister in the criminal justice system. He now works to give others the counseling and support she never received. He just might change the way we understand violent crime in the process. More

Watch: President Obama shares the vision of the Presidential Center

August 28, 2018 5:36 PM

Watch President Obama share his vision for the Obama Presidential Center during a surprise visit with supporters and stakeholders—a vision for a public space that… More

Obama Foundation Welcomes Inaugural Cohort of Scholars to Chicago to Kick Off Year-Long Program

August 27, 2018 10:00 AM

37 Scholars will participate in Obama Foundation Scholars programs at Columbia University and University of Chicago Obama… More

What We Look For in a Fellow

August 21, 2018 11:40 AM

After revealing our inspiring, inaugural class of Obama Foundation Fellows in April, we’re thrilled to announce that applications for the next class of Obama… More

Obama Foundation Opens Applications for 2019 Fellowship Program

August 21, 2018 11:30 AM

Foundation seeks 20 civic innovators from around the world for its second class of Obama Fellows; applications are open and available on Obama.org/Fellowship… More

Lessons of Leadership from Kofi Annan

August 18, 2018 12:24 PM

Today, Kofi Annan, pioneer and peacemaker, passed away at 80. As we mourn the passing of our friend, we wanted to share some of the… More

Annual Report 2017: The story of our first year

August 9, 2018 11:23 AM

Moments ago, David Simas sent a message to the Obama Foundation email list announcing our annual report for 2017. If you’d like to get updates… More

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