Chicago Updates

University of Chicago Partners with the Obama Foundation to Launch Obama Foundation Scholars Program

June 16, 2021 1:00 PM

CHICAGO — The University of Chicago and the Obama Foundation on June 16 announced plans for a newly designed University of Chicago Obama Foundation Scholars… More

Email from President Obama: “A Day on the South Side”

June 2, 2021 8:25 PM

Earlier today, President Obama shared the message below with our email subscribers to reflect on his recent visit to Jackson Park and the South Side… More

Sweet Home Chicago: President Obama’s visit to Jackson Park and the South Side

June 1, 2021 9:30 PM

What makes Chicago one of the best cities in the world? To some, it’s the delectable food. For others, it’s the breathtaking skyline and lakefront. More

Obama Foundation Announces Partnership with Chicago Botanic Garden

April 22, 2021 11:00 AM

Proposed planting strategy supports an effective pollinator network to attract a range of species that promote long-term ecological health within Jackson Park and… More

The Road to Groundbreaking: Obama Foundation Announces $400M Chicago Fundraising Effort to Build the Obama Presidential Center

April 20, 2021 9:00 AM

Dedicated “Hometown Fund” Designates $75M Toward Workforce Development and Youth Related Programming CHICAGO — Today the Obama Foundation announced a $400M Chicago Campaign… More

Kicking Off the Road to Groundbreaking for the Obama Presidential Center

April 14, 2021 9:49 AM

By Valerie Jarrett, President, The Obama Foundation The City of Chicago is beginning its pre-construction work on Jackson Park, getting it ready for the Obama… More

See how former Obama Foundation intern Consuela Hendricks is improving race relations in Chicago’s Chinatown

March 16, 2021 12:16 PM

Consuela Hendricks and Angela Lin see people as an extension of themselves. After meeting as community organizers in Chicago’s Chinatown, they founded People Matter to… More

“We are the bridges”: Chicago poet Leslé Honoré connects Bloody Sunday to the Obama Presidential Center

March 12, 2021 12:27 PM

Watch talented Chicago poet Leslé Honoré recite “Bridges,” a poem inspired by the powerful speech President Obama delivered on the 50th… More

Obama Foundation Launches Obama Presidential Center Construction Workforce Initiative

March 10, 2021 11:00 AM

New Workforce Goals Prioritize Residents from South and West Side Communities CHICAGO — On the heels of a successful completion of the federal… More

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