Updates

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

A Milestone for the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago

May 21, 2018 5:45 PM

“We are heartened by the outpouring of enthusiasm and support for the OPC and thank everyone who came today to lend their voice to this… More

Obama Foundation and University of Illinois at Chicago Announce Chicago Community Conversation to Engage and Inspire Local Grassroots Leaders

May 9, 2018 3:31 PM

CHICAGO, IL — Today, the Obama Foundation and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) announced the Obama Foundation Chicago Community Conversation, an… More

Don’t Count Yourself Out! 5 Questions Answered about Eligibility for the MBK Community Challenge Competition

May 8, 2018 3:46 PM

The MBK Challenge Competition deadline is fast approaching with only three weeks to go! Perhaps you’re interested in applying, but you’re… More

Fact Sheet: Obama Foundation Announces Updates to Zoning and Lakefront Protection Ordinance Applications

May 7, 2018 1:31 PM

In response to months of community feedback and input, the Foundation is announcing several minor changes to its zoning and lakefront protection ordinance… More

Our Commitment to our Neighbors

May 4, 2018 12:00 PM

Today, we are unveiling the Obama Foundation Community Commitments — our pledge to make sure the community that gave the Obamas so much benefits directly… More

Mayor Emanuel and Obama Foundation Announce New South Side Chicago Public Library Branch at Obama Presidential Center

May 1, 2018 5:01 PM

New CPL Branch Will Bring Additional Programs and Resources to Chicago’s South Side Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Obama… More

Obama Foundation Opens Applications for Community Leadership Corps for Young Leaders to Tackle Local Issues

April 30, 2018 1:01 PM

Community Leadership Corps builds upon pilot training programs to bring together rising leaders ages 18-25 to identify and address community issues… More

President Barack Obama to deliver the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

April 23, 2018 6:04 PM

        “Renewing the Mandela Legacy & Promoting Active Citizenship in a Changing World” Lecture Honors 100… More

Announcing Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa

April 23, 2018 12:54 PM

Over the course of the last year, President Obama has met with emerging leaders from nearly every corner of the globe to hear… More

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