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From the to Chicago Pride and numerous festivals in between, we spent our summer celebrating the diversity and spirit of our hometown. Take a look at the highlights from a Chicago summer spent alongside our neighbors:
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The Obama Foundation Sep 19
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We’re on the lookout for unique items for potential acquisition and possible display in the Obama Presidential Center Museum. Have an for us to consider? Share your information here:
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The Obama Foundation Sep 19
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“It’s the history of how we got here.” Mike added buttons, signs, and stickers to his jacket over the course of ’s career.
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The Obama Foundation Sep 19
At our community collections event in Chicago this summer, we asked Chicagoans to share an with us. And Mike Smith of Woodlawn walked in wearing his.
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The Obama Foundation Sep 18
“We are doctors for the healthcare system.” As one of our 2019 and CEO of Shamseya, is increasing access to healthcare across Egypt, and putting people at the center of solutions.
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The Obama Foundation Sep 17
Our future will be shaped by the next generation—and isn't waiting to get started. At 16, Greta is a leading voice in the fight to save our planet. Yesterday, she sat down with for a conversation about how no one is too young to change the world.
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The Obama Foundation Sep 16
209 years ago, Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla called on his community to join together and rise up against inequality. Today, we celebrate that relentless pursuit of independence. To all of the communities celebrating across the world, Happy !
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The Obama Foundation Sep 12
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We’re on the lookout for unique items for potential acquisition and possible display in the Obama Presidential Center Museum. Have an for us to consider? Share your information here:
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The Obama Foundation Sep 12
“Everything they did and worked on was so important to our country and to the world...is an important part of our history.” When Diane Nelson teaches her students about the former first family, she shares this : White House Easter Eggs.
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Columbia University Sep 10
Applications for the 2020-2021 Scholars Program at Columbia are now open! Learn more & apply:
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The Obama Foundation Sep 11
9/11 changed the trajectory of Sasha Fisher’s life, as it did for so many others. Her response to tragedy was to do whatever she could to create a better world. Today as we remember those we lost, we honor their lives through service.
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The Obama Foundation Sep 10
“The mind is so powerful that it can be going through its own challenges, but still tell you nothing is wrong.” On , meet Hauwa Ojeifo of , which helps Nigerian women struggling with mental health challenges feel less alone.
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The Obama Foundation Sep 5
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We’re looking for artifacts that relate to ’s career for potential acquisition and possible display at the Obama Presidential Center Museum. Do you have an item you’d like to share for consideration? Tell us about your :
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The Obama Foundation Sep 5
“It shows the evolution of from a community organizer to a Senator to President.” Lazerick Vaughen hung onto four of these yard signs for years, keeping them in his home attic in the Chatham neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side.
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Michelle Obama Sep 5
As students here in the U.S. head back to school, let's remember that more than 98 million adolescent girls around the world don’t have that opportunity. This , share your photo and take action with the :
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The Obama Foundation Aug 30
Chicago is a city of broad shoulders and grassroots change—the one where got his start. Before they immerse themselves in an academic program that will help them expand their global impact, we brought the new to our hometown to share its story.
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The Obama Foundation Aug 29
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Have an that might help us preserve the Obamas' legacy for generations to come? Submit your artifact here:
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The Obama Foundation Aug 29
These Obama nesting dolls are a small part of Kathryn Annerino’s collection. Sent to her as gifts, Kathryn finds hope in these items. “It made me extremely proud that my country elected somebody with such character...it still just really, really stays with me.”
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The Obama Foundation Aug 26
Leaders require mentorship. As a success coach to our Corps, Rupa Ramadurai is providing feedback and support to young leaders throughout their six-month journey to create change in Chicago. Read more about her experience:
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The Obama Foundation Aug 23
Representation matters—every child should see themselves in the careers they want to pursue. Through mentoring and clinical experiences, is showing minority students in Chicago the careers in medicine that are possible.
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