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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

Seeing the Signs: How Obama Leader Bhavagaya Bakshi is transforming cancer detection

February 4, 2021 11:55 AM

On World Cancer Day, get to know one of our Obama Leaders who is working tirelessly to save lives by detecting cancer in its earliest… More

Obama Presidential Center Groundbreaking Announced for 2021 as Multi-Year Federal Review Process Concludes

February 3, 2021 3:00 PM

Project estimated to generate $3.1 billion in economic impact for Cook County and bring 700,000 visitors to the area each year to stimulate… More

Let’s Get to Work: Obama Presidential Center Groundbreaking set for 2021

February 3, 2021 2:57 PM

After the completion of a careful federal regulatory review process, we’re thrilled to announce that we plan to break ground on the Obama Presidential Center… More

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