Obama Presidential Center Updates

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

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 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

Obama Foundation Issues Request for Diversity Consultant for the Obama Presidential Center

September 29, 2017 10:31 AM

Diversity consultant will monitor and enforce workforce participation plans with emphasis on hiring local, diverse residents for construction and subcontracting.  Chicago, IL — Today, the… More

What You Missed: The Obama Foundation Public Meeting in Chicago

September 15, 2017 5:31 PM

“I want you to be my partner in this journey going forward again because I think this will be something that makes you just as… More

Obama Foundation to Host Public Meeting to Receive Community Feedback on Foundation Programming and Obama Presidential Center

September 7, 2017 11:04 AM

Chicago, IL – Today, the Obama Foundation announced that it will hold a public meeting on Thursday, September 14 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place… More