Press Releases Updates

The Obamas and Brian Chesky announce The Voyager Scholarship for Public Service

May 16, 2022 8:45 AM

$100 million scholarship fund will support students pursuing careers in public service with an academic scholarship, exposure to travel, and connections to a… More

Obama Foundation Releases Plans for Fruit and Vegetable Garden Inspired by Mrs. Obama’s White House Garden

May 11, 2022 8:00 AM

Eleanor Roosevelt Fruit and Vegetable Garden to be named in honor of the groundbreaking and longest-serving First Lady Today, the Obama Foundation released… More

Mrs. Obama Honors Her Mother, Marian Robinson, with Naming of Obama Presidential Center Museum Exhibit

May 6, 2022 9:30 AM

CHICAGO – Today, ahead of the Mother’s Day holiday, Mrs. Obama announced that the “Opening the White House” exhibit at the Obama Presidential Center Museum… More

Obama Foundation Names Ammar Rizki as Chief Financial Officer

May 2, 2022 10:00 AM

CHICAGO — Today the Obama Foundation announced that Ammar Rizki, an experienced government and corporate financial executive, will join the Foundation’s team as Executive Vice… More

President Obama Participates in Obama Foundation Career Development Series with High School Students on Chicago’s South Side

April 7, 2022 3:05 PM

The Obama Foundation’s “Futures Series” at Hyde Park Academy High School aims to expose youth to multiple career pathways CHICAGO – Today, President… More

Obama Foundation Announces First Piece in Series of Commissioned Art for Obama Presidential Center

February 28, 2022 7:00 AM

‘Book Bird’ Sculpture by Chicago Artist Richard Hunt to be placed in the Reading Garden of the Chicago Public Library Branch at the… More

Obama Foundation Names Adren Wilson as New Executive Director of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance

January 27, 2022 11:00 AM

The Obama Foundation is pleased to announce Adren Wilson as the new Executive Director of My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBKA). Wilson, an experienced leader committed… More

Fact Sheet: The Obama Presidential Archives

January 24, 2022 10:45 AM

The Obama Foundation is committed to supporting the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to lay the foundation for enhanced public access and engagement with… More

Michael Smith Shares Special Farewell Message with the MBK Alliance Community

December 9, 2021 6:00 PM

I have had the extraordinary privilege of helping build a race and gender-conscious movement across the United States to obliterate the barriers that stand in… More

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