A Ripple of Hope: Asia Pacific Leaders Skye Riggs and Tim Middlemiss create new organization

February 1, 2021 6:41 PM

In December 2019, 200 leaders from 33 nations and territories across the region traveled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to begin their journey in the first-ever… More

Obama Foundation Opens Applications for a New Class of Scholars in New York

December 18, 2020 9:00 AM

Today, the Obama Foundation launched applications for its next class of Scholars at Columbia University for the 2021-22 academic year. For… More

Foundation President Wally Adeyemo on hope…and change

December 7, 2020 4:31 PM

Dear friends, When I joined the Obama Foundation last fall as President, I planned to help refine its strategy for the long-term. After two years… More

Valerie Jarrett To Lead Day-to-Day Management of the Obama Foundation

December 7, 2020 4:30 PM

Appointment Comes As Obama Presidential Center Nears End of Federal Review Process and Prepares for Groundbreaking in 2021 CHICAGO — Today, the Obama… More

Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa program concludes with acts of service across the continent

December 2, 2020 9:00 AM

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others… More

Nigerian Obama Foundation Leaders band together to protest police brutality and corruption

November 19, 2020 2:45 PM

When we designed our first international leadership program, Leaders: Africa, in 2018, our hope was to unite leaders across countries in… More

‘A Promised Land’: President Obama’s New Book and the Obama Presidential Center

November 17, 2020 12:00 PM

In an excerpt from President Obama’s new memoir, “A Promised Land,” he notes that he wrote the book primarily for young people, as “an… More

West Coast Wildfires: How You Can Help

September 16, 2020 3:47 PM

As destructive, fast-moving wildfires—exacerbated by high temperatures and a changing climate—rage through communities in California, Oregon, and Washington, we’ve been inspired by the many ways… More

Meet the Chicagoan Making Therapy as Normal as Ordering a Cup of Coffee

September 10, 2020 12:21 PM

“Your life is purposeful, your life is valuable, and your life is necessary.” —Chris LeMark, artist, mental health activist While making a name for himself… More

Obama Foundation Announces Inaugural Cohort of 35 Emerging Leaders in Europe for All-Virtual Leadership Program

September 2, 2020 10:00 AM

CHICAGO, IL – Today, the Obama Foundation announced the 35 emerging leaders who will participate in its inaugural, fully virtual Leaders:… More