Chicago Updates

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

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

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