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Watch: Unveiling of President and Mrs. Obama’s Portraits at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

February 12, 2021 9:00 AM

Three years ago today, President and Mrs. Obama attended their official portrait unveiling at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., joining other Presidents… More

The Root Spotlights New $1 Million Investment in MBK Communities from MBK Alliance

February 4, 2021 6:58 PM

By Michael Smith, Executive Director, My Brother’s Keeper Alliance For the past two years, MBK Alliance has been proud to champion the work of… More

Seeing the Signs: How Obama Leader Bhavagaya Bakshi is transforming cancer detection

February 4, 2021 11:55 AM

On World Cancer Day, get to know one of our Obama Leaders who is working tirelessly to save lives by detecting cancer in its earliest… More

Obama Presidential Center Groundbreaking Announced for 2021 as Multi-Year Federal Review Process Concludes

February 3, 2021 3:00 PM

Project estimated to generate $3.1 billion in economic impact for Cook County and bring 700,000 visitors to the area each year to stimulate… More

Let’s Get to Work: Obama Presidential Center Groundbreaking set for 2021

February 3, 2021 2:57 PM

After the completion of a careful federal regulatory review process, we’re thrilled to announce that we plan to break ground on the Obama Presidential Center… More

A Ripple of Hope: Asia Pacific Leaders Skye Riggs and Tim Middlemiss create new organization

February 1, 2021 6:41 PM

In December 2019, 200 leaders from 33 nations and territories across the region traveled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to begin their journey in the first-ever… More

Obama Foundation Opens Applications for a New Class of Scholars in New York

December 18, 2020 9:00 AM

Today, the Obama Foundation launched applications for its next class of Scholars at Columbia University for the 2021-22 academic year. For… More

Foundation President Wally Adeyemo on hope…and change

December 7, 2020 4:31 PM

Dear friends, When I joined the Obama Foundation last fall as President, I planned to help refine its strategy for the long-term. After two years… More

Valerie Jarrett To Lead Day-to-Day Management of the Obama Foundation

December 7, 2020 4:30 PM

Appointment Comes As Obama Presidential Center Nears End of Federal Review Process and Prepares for Groundbreaking in 2021 CHICAGO — Today, the Obama… More

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

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