Obama Presidential Center Updates

Read Mrs. Obama’s remarks at the Center’s groundbreaking!

September 29, 2021 4:02 PM

On Tuesday, September 28, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot joined President and Mrs. Obama at the ceremonial groundbreaking for the Obama… More

Read President Obama’s remarks at the Center’s groundbreaking!

September 28, 2021 7:55 PM

On Tuesday, September 28, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot joined President and Mrs. Obama at the ceremonial groundbreaking for the Obama… More

A Conversation with Cody Keenan, former White House Chief Speechwriter

June 25, 2021 10:00 AM

In March we unveiled the quote from President Obama that will appear on the exterior of the Museum… 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

Reflecting on the Courage and Clear Purpose of the Freedom Riders, 60 Years Later

May 17, 2021 9:00 AM

By Valerie Jarrett, President, The Obama Foundation This month marks 60 years since the original 13 Freedom Riders—among them, a 21-year-old John Lewis—set… More

America hadn’t forgotten: Ten years later, a look back at the Osama bin Laden Raid

April 30, 2021 7:00 AM

By Ben Rhodes, former Deputy National Security Advisor This week, to mark the tenth anniversary of the operation against Osama bin Laden, I had the… 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

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