Chicago Updates

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

Obama Foundation to Host Public Meeting to Receive Feedback on Zoning Application and Obama Presidential Center Design

February 15, 2018 9:45 AM

Chicago, IL – Today, the Obama Foundation announced that it will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, February 27 at McCormick… More

Obama Foundation Submits Planned Development and Lakefront Protection Ordinance Applications for Obama Presidential Center with City of Chicago

January 10, 2018 7:02 AM

Foundation looks forward to next steps, including continued community engagement to develop the OPC. You can learn more about the future OPC… More

Obama Foundation Announces Lakeside Alliance as Construction Manager for Obama Presidential Center

January 5, 2018 7:03 AM

Today, we took another important step in bringing the Obama Presidential Center to life. Through an innovative process driven by our commitment to… More

2017: Our First Year in Review

December 22, 2017 1:59 PM

The Obama Foundation hit the ground running this year -- from launching a Fellowship program, to convening hundreds of civic innovators from around the world in Chicago, to hosting trainings for young leaders across the country... More

Watch: President Obama Surprises Chicago Training Day Participants

October 14, 2017 10:00 PM

Today, the Obama Foundation hosted its first pilot training at the Gary Comer Youth Center in Chicago, bringing together over one hundred young people to… More

An Announcement From Chance the Rapper

October 13, 2017 1:19 PM

This afternoon, Chance the Rapper shared the message below with the Obama Foundation email list announcing that he will be teaming up with us to… More

Obama Foundation Announces Community Event to Conclude Inaugural Summit

October 13, 2017 12:19 PM

Chance the Rapper, The National, and Gloria Estefan are set to perform. Chicago, IL – Today, the Obama Foundation announced a closing event of the… More

Obama Foundation Announces Additional Information on Inaugural Summit

October 12, 2017 11:34 AM

Summit to include civic leaders, artists, and business leaders in main stage sessions, and breakout sessions on a diverse range of topics.  Chicago, IL –… More