Girls in Afghanistan continue to face danger and significant barriers to their education. In response to this critical moment, @girlsalliance launched the Afghanistan Relief Fund this week to support on-the-ground organizations. Find out how you can help: gofundme.com/f/goa-afghanis…
Don’t miss your chance to apply to the #ObamaScholars program—a one-year academic experience at @Columbia.
Applications are open to U.S. citizens and residents, in addition to emerging leaders from around the world. Apply now: obama.org/scholars
Colin Powell's lifelong dedication to service, strength and dignity inspired countless boys and young men of color to reach for their dreams. Our thoughts are with his family. twitter.com/BarackObama/st…
I am deeply saddened by the death of Colin Powell. He was the consummate public servant who placed country over politics. Knowing being “a first” carried extra responsibilities, he always exuded character, integrity & the strength of his convictions. Thank you, for your service.
General Colin Powell understood what was best in this country, and tried to bring his own life, career, and public statements in line with that ideal. Michelle and I will always look to him as an example of what America—and Americans—can and should be.
Quoting civil rights leaders Dr. King & John Lewis, honoree Michelle Obama cited we must not only get into “good trouble” but also understand we are in an “inescapable network of mutuality… a single garment of destiny.”
I knew Tim my entire life. It's hard to put into words what Tim meant to not only me, but the South Side of Chicago. I saw him just a few months ago when he and my 93 year old Mom were on a panel together sharing their incredible pearls of wisdom. He lived a truly inspiring life twitter.com/StrautMike/sta…
I'm heartbroken to say goodbye to my friend and mentor, Timuel Black. Tim made Chicago and our world a better place. You will be deeply missed, but your legacy will rightfully live on. 2 Timothy 4:7-8. Read my full statement: obama.org/updates/rememb…
The fight for civil rights continues to evolve, but the premise remains the same: Equality for all. During the National Civil Rights Museum’s virtual #30thFreedomAward Ceremony tomorrow, @NCRMuseum will honor @MichelleObama for her inspiring work to build a more equitable world.
Dive deeper into the tremendous planning and collaboration that has gone into bringing the Obama Presidential Center to life, including never-before-seen interviews with architects Billie Tsien and Tod Williams.
We know when girls get the opportunities they deserve, amazing things start to happen. This International #DayoftheGirl, we’re joining @girlsalliance in celebrating girls’ empowerment & education around the 🌍
Support the Girls Opportunity Alliance now: gofundme.com/c/girlsopportu…
Happy International #DayoftheGirl! Today I’m celebrating the promise that exists within every girl. When we invest in that promise, we empower them to change their communities for the better. Join me and the @girlsalliance in supporting girls’ education: bit.ly/GOAfund
Playoff baseball is back tonight on the South Side of Chicago and we couldn’t be more excited for the @whitesox and their fans—the kind of people that make this city go. Here’s a special message from @BarackObama to his favorite team. Let’s go Sox! twitter.com/whitesox/statu…
Recently we broke ground in Jackson Park, making way for the Obama Presidential Center on the South Side of Chicago. But long before the shovels hit the dirt, extensive planning, designing, and dreaming went into making this moment a reality.
Take a closer look at the journey:
Here at the Obama Foundation, members of the Latinx community not only hold crucial positions across our organization, they bring a unique perspective that shapes our work every day. Join us in celebrating #LatinxHeritageMonth, by reading some of their inspiring stories:
Last week @BarackObama and @MichelleObama had fun surprising some hardworking women from the Chicago Women in Trades. Together, they thanked these women for their work to build the Obama Presidential Center and the example they are setting for other women in trades.
Happy anniversary, Miche! Over the past 29 years, I've loved watching the world get to know you not just as a daughter of the South Side, but as a mother, lawyer, executive, author, First Lady, and my best friend. I can’t imagine life without you.
💙 29 years ago, the Obamas danced the night away at the South Shore Cultural Center after saying “I do.” Fast forward to last week, where they broke ground on the Obama Presidential Center just a few miles away. Happy wedding anniversary @BarackObama and @MichelleObama!