Michael Smith Shares Special Farewell Message with the MBK Alliance Community

December 9, 2021 6:00 PM

I have had the extraordinary privilege of helping build a race and gender-conscious movement across the United States to obliterate the barriers that stand in… More

The Obama Presidential Center to Honor Civil Rights and Social Justice Heroes “On Whose Shoulders We Stand” in Newly Named Spaces

December 9, 2021 11:23 AM

On the heels of its announcement last month to bring more inclusivity to the traditional naming process, the Obama Foundation is announcing a new set… More

Jeff Bezos donates $100M to the Obama Foundation in honor of Congressman John Lewis

November 22, 2021 10:01 AM

CHICAGO — Today, the Obama Foundation announced Jeff Bezos is giving $100M – the largest individual contribution received to date—in honor of civil rights icon… More

President Obama meets with emerging leaders during COP26 in Glasgow

November 18, 2021 11:30 AM

During his appearance at COP26 in Glasgow on November 8-9, 2021, President Obama had a call to action for young people… More

Celebrating 100,000 New STEM Teachers for America’s Classrooms

November 17, 2021 10:00 AM

Ten years ago in his State of the Union address, President Obama announced a goal to add 100,000 science, technology,… More

The Obama Foundation Rolls Out New All-Virtual Leadership Program Across Three Global Regions

November 9, 2021 11:15 AM

Obama Foundation Leaders in Africa, Asia Pacific, and Europe will participate in a newly formatted, all-virtual leadership program with a scaled cohort size of 35… More

President Obama Reflects on Climate Progress Before Heading to COP26 in Glasgow, Announces Upcoming Climate Event

October 29, 2021 9:15 AM

CHICAGO — In advance of President Obama’s attendance at COP26 — the United Nations Climate Change Conference kicking off October 31,… More

Obama Foundation Adds Alfreda Bradley-Coar to the Executive Team as Chief Legal Officer

October 26, 2021 10:00 AM

CHICAGO — Today the Obama Foundation announced that Alfreda Bradley-Coar, an accomplished corporate executive and business advisor, will join the Foundation’s team as Executive Vice… More

Chicago Civic and Corporate Leaders Among New Donors to the Obama Foundation

October 22, 2021 11:00 AM

Donors Rally to Support $1.6B Fundraising Goal and Obama Presidential Center On the heels of its groundbreaking celebration, the Obama Foundation is releasing… More

Remembering Timuel Black

October 13, 2021 3:47 PM

By Michael Strautmanis I want to tell you about my friend and mentor, Dr. Timuel Black, who passed away on Wednesday, October 13. A man… More