Press Releases Updates

Obama Foundation Opens Applications for Community Leadership Corps for Young Leaders to Tackle Local Issues

April 30, 2018 1:01 PM

Community Leadership Corps builds upon pilot training programs to bring together rising leaders ages 18-25 to identify and address community issues… More

President Barack Obama to deliver the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

April 23, 2018 6:04 PM

        “Renewing the Mandela Legacy & Promoting Active Citizenship in a Changing World” Lecture Honors 100… More

Obama Foundation Announces New Program to Train Emerging Leaders Across Africa

April 23, 2018 5:59 AM

Leaders Program: Africa will launch in Johannesburg in July with five-day convening joined by President Obama Program to be led by… More

Obama Foundation Announces Inaugural 2018 Fellowship Class

April 16, 2018 7:12 AM

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

My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Competition to Accelerate Community Solutions and Impact for Boys and Young Men of Color Now Open

April 5, 2018 11:30 AM

My Brother’s Keeper Alliance opens online application and announces additional million dollars for its inaugural MBK Community Challenge Competition Today, the My Brother’s… More

My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Announces Establishment of Advisory Council within the Obama Foundation along with New Members

March 27, 2018 11:02 AM

Angelique Albert, American Indian Graduate Center; Tom Geddes, Plank Industries; Karol Mason, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; and two young adult members, Malachi Hernandez… More

My Brother’s Keeper Alliance’s Newark Pathways to Success: Boys and Young Men of Color Opportunity Summit Breaks Records in Registration, Participation, and Community and Corporate Engagement

March 8, 2018 10:11 AM

More than 1,400 youth had the opportunity to interact with more than 100 employers and community organizations, get on-the-spot job offers and connection to mentors. More

Obama Foundation and University of Chicago Announce Obama Foundation Scholars Program for Emerging Leaders from Around the World

February 28, 2018 2:13 PM

Master of Arts degree program at Harris School of Public Policy and Obama Foundation-led activities will give leaders the tools and training to make a… More

My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Announces Upcoming Competition to Accelerate Community Solutions and Impact for Boys and Young Men of Color

February 26, 2018 11:06 AM

Community-based organizations in cities that accepted President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge will be invited to submit proposals focused on youth violence prevention and… 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