Chicago Updates

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

Obama Foundation and University of Illinois at Chicago Announce Chicago Community Conversation to Engage and Inspire Local Grassroots Leaders

May 9, 2018 3:31 PM

CHICAGO, IL — Today, the Obama Foundation and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) announced the Obama Foundation Chicago Community Conversation, an… More

Fact Sheet: Obama Foundation Announces Updates to Zoning and Lakefront Protection Ordinance Applications

May 7, 2018 1:31 PM

In response to months of community feedback and input, the Foundation is announcing several minor changes to its zoning and lakefront protection ordinance… More

Our Commitment to our Neighbors

May 4, 2018 12:00 PM

Today, we are unveiling the Obama Foundation Community Commitments — our pledge to make sure the community that gave the Obamas so much benefits directly… More

Mayor Emanuel and Obama Foundation Announce New South Side Chicago Public Library Branch at Obama Presidential Center

May 1, 2018 5:01 PM

New CPL Branch Will Bring Additional Programs and Resources to Chicago’s South Side Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Obama… More

Obama Foundation Opens Applications for Community Leadership Corps for Young Leaders to Tackle Local Issues

April 30, 2018 1:01 PM

Community Leadership Corps builds upon pilot training programs to bring together rising leaders ages 18-25 to identify and address community issues… More

Obama Foundation and Urban Alliance Launch Obama Youth Jobs Corps

March 22, 2018 3:51 PM

New program will provide workforce readiness training to 10th and 11th grade students on Chicago’s South Side, preparing them for future employment and lifelong economic… More

Highlights from the Obama Foundation Public Meeting

March 1, 2018 7:54 PM

Earlier this evening, Michael Strautmanis, chief engagement officer at the Obama Foundation, sent the message below to the Foundation’s full email… More

Obama Foundation and University of Chicago Announce Obama Foundation Scholars Program for Emerging Leaders from Around the World

February 28, 2018 2:13 PM

Master of Arts degree program at Harris School of Public Policy and Obama Foundation-led activities will give leaders the tools and training to make a… More

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