Updates

David Simas Reflects on the Foundation’s Path Forward

July 17, 2020 11:00 AM

As part of our 2019 Annual Report, Obama Foundation Chief Executive Officer David Simas penned the message below to reflect on the Foundation’s work to… More

An Update on How We’re Responding in This Time of Need

July 17, 2020 11:00 AM

Along with the release of our 2019 Annual Report, Obama Foundation Chief Executive Officer David Simas and Obama Foundation President Wally Adeyemo shared the update… More

Obama Presidential Center is Estimated to Support Thousands of Jobs in City of Chicago and the South Side during Construction and Ten Years of Operations

July 16, 2020 3:50 PM

You can view the Economic Impact Assumptions by clicking this link. Originally posted on May 11, 2017 – 11:04am Assessment Outlines… More

Justice Like A Thunderbolt

June 25, 2020 1:08 PM

Five years ago marked an unforgettable day in the Obama Presidency. The Supreme Court ruled on marriage equality, President Obama paid tribute to Reverend Pinckney… Relive June 26, 2015

Watch: President Obama’s “Dear Class of 2020” Message

June 7, 2020 7:04 PM

Today, President Obama shared a message as part of YouTube Originals’ “Dear Class of 2020” program.   President Obama notes that building a new… More

Read President Obama’s Message: This Shouldn’t Be Normal

May 30, 2020 5:30 AM

Today, we sent the message below to our email subscribers about President Obama’s response to the tragic killing of George Floyd. If you’d like to… More

Read the full transcript: President Obama’s Graduation Message to the Class of 2020

May 18, 2020 11:21 AM

On Saturday, President Obama shared a special graduation message to as part of Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020. In… More

Storytime with the Obamas

May 14, 2020 4:58 PM

Today, President and Mrs. Obama joined Chicago Public Library’s “Live from the Library” story time sessions, to read “The Word Collector” by Peter Reynolds. Check… More

Share a Message with the Class of 2020!

May 5, 2020 11:05 AM

Right now, high school and college seniors across the country are missing out on an important rite of passage: commencement. But that doesn’t mean we… More

How We’re Responding in This Time of Need

April 20, 2020 5:54 PM

Yesterday, Obama Foundation Chief Executive Officer David Simas sent the message below to our email subscribers about our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’d… More

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