Chicago Updates

Watch: President Obama’s “Dear Class of 2020” Message

June 7, 2020 7:04 PM

Today, President Obama shared a message as part of YouTube Originals’ “Dear Class of 2020” program.   President Obama notes that building a new… More

Storytime with the Obamas

May 14, 2020 4:58 PM

Today, President and Mrs. Obama joined Chicago Public Library’s “Live from the Library” story time sessions, to read “The Word Collector” by Peter Reynolds. Check… More

How We’re Responding in This Time of Need

April 20, 2020 5:54 PM

Yesterday, Obama Foundation Chief Executive Officer David Simas sent the message below to our email subscribers about our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’d… More

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

Enhancing Jackson Park: Take a Look at Before and After

September 5, 2019 2:00 PM

The Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park will feature a world-class museum that tells the story of President and Mrs. Obama, vibrant public gathering spaces,… 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

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