Press Releases Updates

Obama Foundation Taps Diverse Leaders to Design & Build its Programs & Athletic Center

May 12, 2023 11:00 AM

Moody Nolan and Elevate Design Build will continue to uphold the Foundation’s commitment to industry-leading business and workforce diversity goals CHICAGO – Today,… More

The Obama Foundation’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Announces New Initiative to Support Boys and Young Men of Color Across the Country

May 10, 2023 2:30 PM

President Obama Launched the MBK Alliance’s Model Communities Initiative at an Obama Foundation Event in Chicago Today CHICAGO – Today, the… More

The Obama Foundation’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance to Invest $1M in Chicago-Based Organizations Supporting Boys and Young Men of Color This Summer

April 25, 2023 9:00 AM

Organizations committed to the safety and security of boys and young men are encouraged to apply for $30,000 grants CHICAGO – Today, the… More

President Obama Reconnects With Edith Childs, the Inspiration Behind “Fired Up, Ready To Go!”

March 2, 2023 6:45 AM

CHICAGO — This week, President Obama surprised Edith Childs, originator of the “Fired Up, Ready to Go!” chant, in a video call to congratulate her… More

President Obama Announces New Class of 105 Obama Foundation Leaders

February 21, 2023 8:00 AM

The emerging leaders will join three 35-member regional cohorts representing Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Europe and convene with President Obama in June CHICAGO –… More

The Obama Foundation Invites Rising College Juniors to Apply for the Voyager Scholarship for Public Service

January 25, 2023 10:00 AM

The Obama-Chesky Scholarship supports students interested in pursuing public service careers with an academic scholarship, exposure to travel, and connections to a network… More

Applications Open for Obama Foundation’s Leaders USA Program

January 18, 2023 9:45 AM

The Leaders USA program will scale the Obama Foundation’s efforts to train emerging leaders across the United States CHICAGO – Today, the Obama… More

President Obama Reunites with Iowa Campaign Organizers on 15th Anniversary of Caucus Win

January 3, 2023 7:00 AM

Offers First Look at Iowa Artifacts That Will Be Part of Obama Presidential Center Museum Collection WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ahead of the fifteenth… More

Obama Foundation Expands Programs to Train Emerging Leaders Across the United States

November 17, 2022 7:00 AM

President Obama to announce a new program that will scale efforts to train emerging leaders across the U.S. at the Obama Foundation’s first-ever… More

Obama Foundation Announces Agenda, Speaker Lineup for its First-Ever Democracy Forum

November 10, 2022 1:00 PM

Today the Obama Foundation announced the agenda and speaker lineup for its first-ever Democracy Forum in New York City on Thursday, November 17. President Obama… More