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Email from President Obama: “A Day on the South Side”

June 2, 2021 8:25 PM

Earlier today, President Obama shared the message below with our email subscribers to reflect on his recent visit to Jackson Park and the South Side… More

Sweet Home Chicago: President Obama’s summer visit to Jackson Park and the South Side

June 1, 2021 9:30 PM

What makes Chicago one of the best cities in the world? To some, it’s the delectable food. For others, it’s the breathtaking skyline and lakefront. More

President Obama Joins Conversation on Equity and Public Safety During Virtual My Brother’s Keeper Alliance National Convening

May 24, 2021 10:00 AM

President Obama’s conversation with youth and community leaders to mark the progress and work that remains in the year since George Floyd was… More

Reflecting on the Courage and Clear Purpose of the Freedom Riders, 60 Years Later

May 17, 2021 9:00 AM

By Valerie Jarrett, President, The Obama Foundation This month marks 60 years since the original 13 Freedom Riders—among them, a 21-year-old John Lewis—set… More

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

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