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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

Young Leaders Continue Peacebuilding 75 Years After the Atomic Bombings

August 5, 2020 6:15 PM

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan, President Obama released a message honoring the victims… More

On President Obama’s Birthday, See How He’s Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders

August 4, 2020 8:00 AM

On President Obama’s 59th birthday, see how he has spent his time following his presidency inspiring the next generation of leaders. From Chicago to Amsterdam,… More

First Lady Michelle Obama Urges All of Us to Have the Difficult Conversations in our Communities

July 27, 2020 10:20 AM

“Start with your own garden. Tend your garden. Work in the communities and have the hard conversations at the dinner tables that [sic] you sit.”… More

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