Updates

MBK Community Online Town Hall with Common

July 11, 2018 8:03 PM

This evening, Michael Smith, executive director of MBK Alliance and director of Youth Opportunity Programs, sent the message below announcing an online town… More

Obama Foundation Announces 200 Leaders for New Civic Leadership Program in Africa

July 11, 2018 10:00 AM

Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa gathering to take place July 14-18 in Johannesburg, including a town hall with President Obama CHICAGO, IL… More

An Update from MBKA: John Lewis, MBK Community Challenge, and more

July 3, 2018 4:08 PM

COMMUNITY COMPETITION LAUNCHES On April 5, we launched our first MBK Community Challenge Competition. The purpose of the Competition is to invest in… More

Brotherhood Crusade Youth Success Story

July 2, 2018 5:30 PM

The Brotherhood Crusade, a 2017 MBK Alliance grant recipient and prominent organization in the LA MBK community, helps young men transform… More

Obama Foundation Builds Team to Promote Local, Diverse Hiring at the Obama Presidential Center

June 29, 2018 8:02 AM

Two New Hires Include Former Director of Contract Compliance for Cook County and HACIA Program Director, and African-American Owned Economic Development and Consulting… More

Inaugural Group of Obama Foundation Scholars to Arrive at Columbia University in August 2018

June 28, 2018 6:00 AM

NEW YORK AND CHICAGO (June 28) — An accomplished group of 12 rising social change-makers from around the world has been selected as the first… More

Celebrating Pride at the Obama Foundation

June 25, 2018 5:37 PM

The Obama Foundation and one hundred of our closest neighbors showed up loud and proud to march in the annual Chicago Pride Parade… More

Recognizing World Refugee Day by Meeting One of our Fellows

June 20, 2018 11:29 AM

Face to Face with the Fellows In recognition of World Refugee Day—and to kick off a new Q&A series featuring the inaugural class… More

On the Ground at the Chicago Community Conversation

June 19, 2018 3:30 PM

This one-day event is dedicated to collective action and collaboration—using the wisdom of generations past and present to build stronger local communities across the city. Over 300 local grassroots leaders, educators, religious leaders, and innovators will soon join us on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago. See more from the day

On the Father’s Day Menu: Inspiration

June 17, 2018 6:03 AM

“Our stories matter. They have power. And you never know who they’ll inspire.”   Artist Lynell Jinks creates masterpieces on his childrens’ paper… More

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