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The Barack Obama Foundation Announces Hire of Michael Strautmanis as Vice President of Civic Engagement

November 23, 2015 3:00 PM

Chicago, IL – Today, The Barack Obama Foundation announced that it is hiring Michael A. Strautmanis as Vice President of Civic Engagement. Strautmanis, a native… More

The Barack Obama Foundation Board Chair Martin Nesbitt Delivers Remarks to the City Club of Chicago

November 10, 2015 2:44 PM

Chicago, IL – Today, The Barack Obama Foundation Board Chair Martin Nesbitt spoke to an assembled crowd at the City Club of Chicago, discussing the… More

Investing in African American Entrepreneurs

October 23, 2015 4:56 PM

By supporting the mission of My Brother’s Keeper Alliance and investing in programs like The Fellowship Initiative, JPMorgan Chase is contributing to a… More

The Web of Resilience and Engagement

October 5, 2015 7:13 PM

The incredible story of a teacher who is finding ways to give back By Kadeem Gill The heartiest laughs blend with the deepest pain to… More

The Barack Obama Foundation Receives 140 Responses to its Request for Qualifications

September 18, 2015 3:18 PM

Chicago, IL – Today, The Barack Obama Foundation announced that 140 architecture firms submitted responses to The Foundation’s Request for Qualifications, marking the next step… More

The Barack Obama Foundation Releases Request for Qualifications for Architects

August 26, 2015 11:00 AM

Chicago, IL – Today, The Barack Obama Foundation released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) soliciting submissions from firms interested in providing architectural design services for the… More

The Barack Obama Foundation Announces New Additions to the Board of Directors

July 30, 2015 3:24 PM

Chicago, IL – Today, the Barack Obama Foundation announced that John Doerr, Thelma Golden and Julianna Smoot will join the Foundation’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. More

For U.S. Economy, Education and Opportunity Gaps are Costly

July 15, 2015 7:08 PM

By Joe Echevarria When we launched My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBK Alliance) in May, we made it clear that closing opportunity gaps for… More

Reflections on Race, the American Dream and the Aspen Ideas Festival

July 13, 2015 4:07 AM

By Marisa Renee Lee Every year, leaders in business, politics, art, science, and the humanities gather in Aspen, Colorado to engage in… More

Changing The Narrative

July 6, 2015 12:30 AM

By Max Skolnik Where were you yesterday? We missed you. I was at a funeral. My friend was shot. He said it so nonchalantly, like… More

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