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America hadn’t forgotten: Ten years later, a look back at the Osama bin Laden Raid

April 30, 2021 7:00 AM

By Ben Rhodes, former Deputy National Security Advisor This week, to mark the tenth anniversary of the operation against Osama bin Laden, I had the… More

Obama Foundation Announces Partnership with Chicago Botanic Garden

April 22, 2021 11:00 AM

Proposed planting strategy supports an effective pollinator network to attract a range of species that promote long-term ecological health within Jackson Park and… More

The Road to Groundbreaking: Obama Foundation Announces $400M Chicago Fundraising Effort to Build the Obama Presidential Center

April 20, 2021 9:00 AM

Dedicated “Hometown Fund” Designates $75M Toward Workforce Development and Youth Related Programming CHICAGO — Today the Obama Foundation announced a $400M Chicago Campaign… More

Kicking Off the Road to Groundbreaking for the Obama Presidential Center

April 14, 2021 9:49 AM

By Valerie Jarrett, President, The Obama Foundation The City of Chicago is beginning its pre-construction work on Jackson Park, getting it ready for the Obama… More

Join Michelle Obama for Girl Talk: Knowledge is Our Superpower

March 23, 2021 1:43 PM

By Tiffany Drake, Executive Director, Girls Opportunity Alliance The future of our world is as bright as our girls—and this Thursday, we hope you’ll join… More

Take action to end violence against Asian Americans in your community

March 23, 2021 1:10 PM

By Valerie Jarrett, President, The Barack Obama Foundation As I said last week, I am horrified by the disturbing and escalating… More

Eleven years of the Affordable Care Act

March 23, 2021 10:04 AM

By Valerie Jarrett, President, The Barack Obama Foundation 11 years ago today, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. What I remember… More

See how former Obama Foundation intern Consuela Hendricks is improving race relations in Chicago’s Chinatown

March 16, 2021 12:16 PM

Consuela Hendricks and Angela Lin see people as an extension of themselves. After meeting as community organizers in Chicago’s Chinatown, they founded People Matter to… More

Obama Foundation Adds Shawn Ray White to the Executive Team as General Counsel

March 15, 2021 11:30 AM

CHICAGO — Today the Obama Foundation announced that Shawn Ray White, an experienced nonprofit and corporate executive, will join the Foundation’s team as General Counsel. More

“We are the bridges”: Chicago poet Leslé Honoré connects Bloody Sunday to the Obama Presidential Center

March 12, 2021 12:27 PM

Watch talented Chicago poet Leslé Honoré recite “Bridges,” a poem inspired by the powerful speech President Obama delivered on the 50th… More

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