Press Releases Updates

Obama Foundation To Hold Second Major Convening of Rising Leaders in Africa

June 12, 2019 10:00 AM

CHICAGO — The Obama Foundation announced today its second Leaders: Africa program, which will convene nearly 200 emerging civic leaders from 45 countries across the continent… More

Update on the Obama Presidential Center

June 11, 2019 5:21 PM

Today, the lawsuit against the City of Chicago related to the Obama Presidential Center was dismissed. Below is a statement from Obama Foundation CEO David… More

President Obama Meets in Ottawa with International Young Leaders Participating in the Open Government Partnership Global Summit

May 31, 2019 6:27 PM

OTTAWA, CANADA — Today in Ottawa, President Obama met with nine emerging leaders from around the world to learn about how they are approaching important… More

President Obama Hosts Roundtable With Young Leaders In Colombia

May 30, 2019 11:47 AM

BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA—Yesterday, the Obama Foundation hosted a roundtable with President Obama and 11 emerging leaders from across Colombia. Building on the Foundation’s nonpartisan mission to… More

Obama Foundation and Chicago Public Schools Announce Winners of the First-Ever Civic Engagement Awards

May 29, 2019 9:00 AM

CHICAGO—The Obama Foundation and Chicago Public Schools today announced the winners of the first-ever civic action recognition awards, which recognize students, educators, schools, and partners… More

The Obama Foundation and Columbia University Announce the Obama Presidency Oral History Project

May 16, 2019 7:00 AM

Hundreds will participate in a comprehensive record of the decisions, actions, and effects of the Obama presidency; partners University of Chicago and University… More

Obama Foundation Announces 2019 Fellowship Class of Global Civic Innovators

April 30, 2019 7:00 AM

Two-year, non-residential program brings together a diverse set of 20 civic innovators from around the world to scale the impact of their community-driven… More

President Obama To Engage Young European Leaders at Town Hall in Berlin

March 19, 2019 9:00 AM

CHICAGO—Today, the Obama Foundation announced that President Barack Obama will speak at a town hall with emerging leaders from across Europe in Berlin, Germany, on… More

Fact Sheet: The Obama Presidential Archives

March 8, 2019 4:24 PM

The Obama Foundation is proud to be working in partnership with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to lay the foundation for enhanced public… More

Obama Foundation Opens Applications for New Round of Community Leadership Corps Program in Chicago, IL and Hartford, CT for Young Leaders to Tackle Local Issues

February 28, 2019 12:00 PM

The Community Leadership Corps kicked off last year with pilot training programs in Chicago, Illinois; Phoenix, Arizona; and Columbia, South Carolina… More

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