Chicago Updates

Celebrating Chicago’s Black History

February 28, 2020 3:25 PM

The Obama Presidential Center will make Jackson Park a part of presidential history. When Frederick Douglass attended the World’s Columbian Exposition… More

NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago

February 18, 2020 12:31 PM

With NBA All-Star weekend coming back to Chicago, you could be sure President Obama wouldn't miss it. Check out our highlights from the weekend below. Learn More

Three Leaders Bringing People Together Through Food

November 26, 2019 1:25 PM

As you gather around the table with loved ones for your Thanksgiving feast, we’d like you to meet three leaders who are making a difference… More

Four Chicagoans Making a Difference

August 23, 2019 3:43 PM

Here at the Obama Foundation, we’re guided by President Obama’s belief that when ordinary people get involved, get engaged and come together, things change for… More

President Obama Surprises Obama Youth Jobs Corps Students

July 18, 2019 12:27 PM

Earlier this week, President Obama surprised a group of thirteen students participating in the Obama Youth Jobs Corps in Chicago, a program that provides… More

Obama Foundation Releases Business Diversity Statement

June 28, 2019 11:00 AM

The Obama Foundation is committed to maintaining an organizational environment in which diversity, equity, and inclusion are valued and respected in all aspects of our… More

Obama Foundation and Chicago Public Schools Launch Award to Recognize Impactful Leadership in Civic Engagement

December 6, 2018 12:11 PM

CHICAGO—Today, the Obama Foundation and Chicago Public Schools announced a new initiative to celebrate and honor students, schools, educators, and community partners who have made… More

Happy Thanksgiving from President Obama and the Obama Foundation!

November 21, 2018 10:04 AM

From all of us at the Obama Foundation, we wish you all the best as you gather with family and friends to share all that… More

Obama Presidential Center Gains Final Approval from Chicago City Council

October 31, 2018 2:02 PM

City Council Unanimously Approves Use Agreement Chicago IL — Today the Chicago City Council voted 48-0 to approve agreements between the City of… More

Obama Foundation Announces 2018 Summit in Chicago

October 15, 2018 5:45 PM

CHICAGO, IL – The Obama Foundation announced today that it will host its second Summit this November 18-19 in Chicago. President Obama will… More

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