Obama Presidential Center Updates

The Obama Presidential Center to Honor Civil Rights and Social Justice Heroes “On Whose Shoulders We Stand” in Newly Named Spaces

December 9, 2021 11:23 AM

On the heels of its announcement last month to bring more inclusivity to the traditional naming process, the Obama Foundation is announcing a new set… More

Jeff Bezos donates $100M to the Obama Foundation in honor of Congressman John Lewis

November 22, 2021 10:01 AM

CHICAGO — Today, the Obama Foundation announced Jeff Bezos is giving $100M – the largest individual contribution received to date—in honor of civil rights icon… More

President Obama meets with emerging leaders during COP26 in Glasgow

November 18, 2021 11:30 AM

During his appearance at COP26 in Glasgow on November 8-9, 2021, President Obama had a call to action for young people… More

Celebrating 100,000 New STEM Teachers for America’s Classrooms

November 17, 2021 10:00 AM

Ten years ago in his State of the Union address, President Obama announced a goal to add 100,000 science, technology,… More

President Obama Reflects on Climate Progress Before Heading to COP26 in Glasgow, Announces Upcoming Climate Event

October 29, 2021 9:15 AM

CHICAGO — In advance of President Obama’s attendance at COP26 — the United Nations Climate Change Conference kicking off October 31,… More

Chicago Civic and Corporate Leaders Among New Donors to the Obama Foundation

October 22, 2021 11:00 AM

Donors Rally to Support $1.6B Fundraising Goal and Obama Presidential Center On the heels of its groundbreaking celebration, the Obama Foundation is releasing… More

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

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