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Obama Foundation Names Tina Tchen as Chief Strategy and Impact Officer

July 6, 2022 2:10 PM

Today the Obama Foundation announced that Tina Tchen will join the Foundation as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Impact Officer. In this role,… More

Safe Spaces Create Hope and Opportunities for Chicago Youth

June 9, 2022 9:18 AM

Valerie Jarrett visits New Life Centers Pan De Vida in Chicago, IL, on June 8, 2022.Please credit “The Obama Foundation.” The photographs… More

President Obama to Close the 2022 Copenhagen Democracy Summit on “Democratic Organizing in the Digital Age”

June 9, 2022 6:00 AM

President Obama will deliver remarks and join Obama Foundation Leaders from across Europe to discuss challenges to democracy and the promise of the… More

President Obama reunites with the young man from one of his favorite photos

May 27, 2022 7:00 AM

Earlier today, President Obama shared the message below with our email list to reflect on a pretty special moment he shared with a five-year-old boy… More

Curbing Youth Violence, Creating Safe Communities: A Nationwide Call to Action

May 24, 2022 5:41 PM

Nearly two years ago, a horrified crowd of men, women and children looked on as George Floyd was senselessly murdered. Two weeks ago,… More

Michael Strautmanis Reflects on the Death of Chicago Teen Seandell Holliday

May 20, 2022 3:06 PM

Chicago lost another innocent life this weekend and this one came close to home. 16-year-old Seandell Holliday was hanging out in Millennium Park with other… More

The Obamas and Brian Chesky announce The Voyager Scholarship for Public Service

May 16, 2022 8:45 AM

$100 million scholarship fund will support students pursuing careers in public service with an academic scholarship, exposure to travel, and connections to a… More

Obama Foundation Releases Plans for Fruit and Vegetable Garden Inspired by Mrs. Obama’s White House Garden

May 11, 2022 8:00 AM

Eleanor Roosevelt Fruit and Vegetable Garden to be named in honor of the groundbreaking and longest-serving First Lady Today, the Obama Foundation released… More

The Eleanor Roosevelt Fruit & Vegetable Garden honors a truly groundbreaking First Lady

May 11, 2022 8:00 AM

From our earliest days of planning, we always knew we wanted to have a Fruit & Vegetable Garden at the future Obama Presidential Center. More

Mrs. Obama Honors Her Mother, Marian Robinson, with Naming of Obama Presidential Center Museum Exhibit

May 6, 2022 9:30 AM

CHICAGO – Today, ahead of the Mother’s Day holiday, Mrs. Obama announced that the “Opening the White House” exhibit at the Obama Presidential Center Museum… More

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