Chicago Updates

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

To ensure you hear the latest on all summit updates, submit your email address below. Read on to learn more about the event. Please… More

A New Agreement for the Obama Presidential Center

September 20, 2018 7:03 PM

Today, the City of Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development introduced an ordinance to City Council concerning the Obama Presidential Center. That ordinance… More

A South Side Education

September 12, 2018 3:22 PM

Thirty seven people from around the world were selected by the Obama Foundation to study in the US. Their first lesson begins on the South Side of Chicago. In this first of a two-part series, we follow the Obama Scholars as they learn about the history of the South Side. 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

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

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

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

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

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