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

“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

Obama Foundation Launches Obama Presidential Center Construction Workforce Initiative

March 10, 2021 11:00 AM

New Workforce Goals Prioritize Residents from South and West Side Communities CHICAGO — On the heels of a successful completion of the federal… More

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