Updates

Recognizing World Refugee Day by Meeting One of our Fellows

June 20, 2018 11:29 AM

Face to Face with the Fellows In recognition of World Refugee Day—and to kick off a new Q&A series featuring the inaugural class… More

On the Ground at the Chicago Community Conversation

June 19, 2018 3:30 PM

This one-day event is dedicated to collective action and collaboration—using the wisdom of generations past and present to build stronger local communities across the city. Over 300 local grassroots leaders, educators, religious leaders, and innovators will soon join us on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago. See more from the day

On the Father’s Day Menu: Inspiration

June 17, 2018 6:03 AM

“Our stories matter. They have power. And you never know who they’ll inspire.”   Artist Lynell Jinks creates masterpieces on his childrens’ paper… More

Celebrating Pride at the Obama Foundation

June 13, 2018 3:30 PM

As we celebrate Pride Month here at the Obama Foundation, we wanted to lift up the voices of individuals who are passionate about LGBTQ… More

A Milestone for the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago

May 21, 2018 5:45 PM

“We are heartened by the outpouring of enthusiasm and support for the OPC and thank everyone who came today to lend their voice to this… More

Obama Foundation and University of Illinois at Chicago Announce Chicago Community Conversation to Engage and Inspire Local Grassroots Leaders

May 9, 2018 3:31 PM

CHICAGO, IL — Today, the Obama Foundation and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) announced the Obama Foundation Chicago Community Conversation, an… More

Don’t Count Yourself Out! 5 Questions Answered about Eligibility for the MBK Community Challenge Competition

May 8, 2018 3:46 PM

The MBK Challenge Competition deadline is fast approaching with only three weeks to go! Perhaps you’re interested in applying, but you’re… More

Fact Sheet: Obama Foundation Announces Updates to Zoning and Lakefront Protection Ordinance Applications

May 7, 2018 1:31 PM

In response to months of community feedback and input, the Foundation is announcing several minor changes to its zoning and lakefront protection ordinance… More

Our Commitment to our Neighbors

May 4, 2018 12:00 PM

Today, we are unveiling the Obama Foundation Community Commitments — our pledge to make sure the community that gave the Obamas so much benefits directly… More

Mayor Emanuel and Obama Foundation Announce New South Side Chicago Public Library Branch at Obama Presidential Center

May 1, 2018 5:01 PM

New CPL Branch Will Bring Additional Programs and Resources to Chicago’s South Side Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Obama… More

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