Press Releases Updates

President and Mrs. Obama Announce Conceptual Vision for Design of Obama Presidential Center

May 3, 2017 12:00 PM

Campus Setting Will Include Presidential Museum, Public Plaza and Space that Features a ‘Working Center for Citizenship;’ Plan Revitalizes Jackson Park to Re-Establish Connection to… More

Obama Foundation Announces Project Management Team for Obama Presidential Center

April 11, 2017 3:01 PM

Chicago, IL – Today, the Obama Foundation announced that three firms have combined talents to lead the project management for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). … More

Obama Foundation Announces Exhibition Designers for Obama Presidential Center

February 21, 2017 1:41 PM

Chicago, IL – Today, the Obama Foundation announced that it has selected an interdisciplinary exhibition design team for the museum that will be part of the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). The exhibition design team will be led by Ralph Appelbaum Associates (RAA) and will ultimately include several firms and individuals with expertise in media, lighting, and acoustics. Several Chicago-based creative collaborators will play important roles in the exhibition design process, including the firms Civic Projects LLC and Normal, and the artists and educators Amanda Williams, Andres Hernandez, and Norman Teague. Almost half of the exhibition design work for the OPC will be performed by minority- and woman-owned businesses. More

Obama Foundation Announces Landscape Architect for Obama Presidential Center

January 30, 2017 11:22 AM

Chicago, IL – Today, the Obama Foundation announced the landscape architecture team for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC).  Working with the OPC’s previously announced architects, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects and InterActive Design Architects, a team comprised of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA), Site Design Group, and Living Habitats will serve as the project’s landscape architects. More

Obama Foundation Announces David Simas as Chief Executive Officer

December 19, 2016 5:20 PM

Today, the Obama Foundation announced David Simas as Chief Executive Officer. Simas will join the Obama Foundation leadership team, including Chairman Marty Nesbitt and Executive Director Robbin Cohen, to lead the Foundation’s work to create the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago. More

My Brother’s Keeper Alliance’s “Pathways To Success” Opportunity Summit Connects Young Detroiters With Career Opportunities

November 28, 2016 4:29 PM

DETROIT — My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBK Alliance) hosted its Pathways to Success: Boys and Young Men of Color Opportunity Summit on November 14 at… More

My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Expands Support for Boys and Men of Color Following Participation in Historic ESPN Town Hall with President Obama in North Carolina

November 28, 2016 4:26 PM

GREENSBORO — My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBK Alliance) an independent nonprofit dedicated to creating pathways to success for boys and young men of color, recently… More

Careers Changing Lives: After Career Summit Success, My Brother’s Keeper Alliance to Expand National and Local Support for Boys and Men of Color

November 28, 2016 4:21 PM

OAKLAND — For young men of color in the Bay Area, July 21st 2016 will be the day that new doors were opened and hope was… More

Obama Foundation Announces Addition of Governor Deval Patrick to the Board of Directors

November 22, 2016 12:00 PM

Today, the Obama Foundation announced that Deval Patrick, former Governor of Massachusetts and a Managing Director of Bain Capital, has joined the Foundation’s Board of Directors. More

Obama Foundation Announces Establishment of Inclusion Council

October 11, 2016 3:01 PM

Today, the Obama Foundation announced the creation of the Obama Foundation Inclusion Council. The mission of the new Council is to ensure that the ongoing… More

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