Press Releases Updates

Obama Foundation Announces 200 Leaders for New Civic Leadership Program in Africa

July 11, 2018 10:00 AM

Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa gathering to take place July 14-18 in Johannesburg, including a town hall with President Obama CHICAGO, IL… More

Obama Foundation Builds Team to Promote Local, Diverse Hiring at the Obama Presidential Center

June 29, 2018 8:02 AM

Two New Hires Include Former Director of Contract Compliance for Cook County and HACIA Program Director, and African-American Owned Economic Development and Consulting… More

Inaugural Group of Obama Foundation Scholars to Arrive at Columbia University in August 2018

June 28, 2018 6:00 AM

NEW YORK AND CHICAGO (June 28) — An accomplished group of 12 rising social change-makers from around the world has been selected as the first… More

Obama Foundation and University of Illinois at Chicago Announce Chicago Community Conversation to Engage and Inspire Local Grassroots Leaders

May 9, 2018 3:31 PM

CHICAGO, IL — Today, the Obama Foundation and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) announced the Obama Foundation Chicago Community Conversation, an… More

Fact Sheet: Obama Foundation Announces Updates to Zoning and Lakefront Protection Ordinance Applications

May 7, 2018 1:31 PM

In response to months of community feedback and input, the Foundation is announcing several minor changes to its zoning and lakefront protection ordinance… 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

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

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