Obama Presidential Center Updates

Foundation President Wally Adeyemo on hope…and change

December 7, 2020 4:31 PM

Dear friends, When I joined the Obama Foundation last fall as President, I planned to help refine its strategy for the long-term. After two years… More

‘A Promised Land’: President Obama’s New Book and the Obama Presidential Center

November 17, 2020 12:00 PM

In an excerpt from President Obama’s new memoir, “A Promised Land,” he notes that he wrote the book primarily for young people, as “an… More

On Senior Citizens Day, Meet Some of Chicago’s Elders Making a Difference

August 21, 2020 10:55 AM

Throughout history, younger generations have picked up the baton of change from their original community changemakers to build a brighter future. This Senior Citizens Day,… More

Violence, Interrupted: A Closer Look at the Work of Chicago Activist and Violence Interrupter William Calloway

August 7, 2020 12:50 PM

William Calloway grew up in South Shore, the same Chicago neighborhood where Michelle Obama was born and raised. The community, which borders Jackson Park, the… More

Reforming Wall Street, Protecting Main Street

July 21, 2020 11:45 AM

Ten years ago, President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act—the toughest set of financial reforms since the Great… Explore the story behind Dodd-Frank

David Simas Reflects on the Foundation’s Path Forward

July 17, 2020 11:00 AM

As part of our 2019 Annual Report, Obama Foundation Chief Executive Officer David Simas penned the message below to reflect on the Foundation’s work to… More

An Update on How We’re Responding in This Time of Need

July 17, 2020 11:00 AM

Along with the release of our 2019 Annual Report, Obama Foundation Chief Executive Officer David Simas and Obama Foundation President Wally Adeyemo shared the update… More

Obama Presidential Center is Estimated to Support Thousands of Jobs in City of Chicago and the South Side during Construction and Ten Years of Operations

July 16, 2020 3:50 PM

You can view the Economic Impact Assumptions by clicking this link. Originally posted on May 11, 2017 – 11:04am Assessment Outlines… More

Justice Like A Thunderbolt

June 25, 2020 1:08 PM

Five years ago marked an unforgettable day in the Obama Presidency. The Supreme Court ruled on marriage equality, President Obama paid tribute to Reverend Pinckney… Relive June 26, 2015

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

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