Uncommon Empathy: Face to Face with Obama Fellow Keith Wattley

September 4, 2018 11:13 AM

An unthinkable loss changed Keith Wattley’s family forever and the resulting trauma ensnared his sister in the criminal justice system. He now works to give others the counseling and support she never received. He just might change the way we understand violent crime in the process. More

Watch: President Obama shares the vision of the Presidential Center

August 28, 2018 5:36 PM

Watch President Obama share his vision for the Obama Presidential Center during a surprise visit with supporters and stakeholders—a vision for a public space that… More

Obama Foundation Welcomes Inaugural Cohort of Scholars to Chicago to Kick Off Year-Long Program

August 27, 2018 10:00 AM

37 Scholars will participate in Obama Foundation Scholars programs at Columbia University and University of Chicago Obama… More

What We Look For in a Fellow

August 21, 2018 11:40 AM

After revealing our inspiring, inaugural class of Obama Foundation Fellows in April, we’re thrilled to announce that applications for the next class of Obama… More

Obama Foundation Opens Applications for 2019 Fellowship Program

August 21, 2018 11:30 AM

Foundation seeks 20 civic innovators from around the world for its second class of Obama Fellows; applications are open and available on Obama.org/Fellowship… More

Lessons of Leadership from Kofi Annan

August 18, 2018 12:24 PM

Today, Kofi Annan, pioneer and peacemaker, passed away at 80. As we mourn the passing of our friend, we wanted to share some of the… More

Annual Report 2017: The story of our first year

August 9, 2018 11:23 AM

Moments ago, David Simas sent a message to the Obama Foundation email list announcing our annual report for 2017. If you’d like to get updates… More

Obama Foundation Opens Applications for Community Leadership Training Day Program This Fall

August 8, 2018 10:00 AM

Program will build on the Foundation’s 2017 pilot Training Days to bring together young people ages 18-25 looking to tackle important… More

President Obama: “Mandela’s most important lesson”

July 20, 2018 11:48 AM

Earlier today, President Obama sent a message to the Obama Foundation email list on Mandela Day and Madiba’s legacy, and his reflections on the inspiring… More

Celebrating Mandela Day in Chicago

July 20, 2018 11:03 AM

“There can be no greater gift than that of giving one’s time and energy to helping others without expecting anything in… More