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Obama Foundation  The Obama Foundation is a living, working start-up for citizenship — an ongoing project for us to shape, together, what it means to be a good citizen.

We're in Oakland at our first #CommunityLeadership Training Day with young people who want to take action with their communities to make a difference.

“People will just accept you for who you are.” For kids at @skyartnfp, creating art comes with acceptance. Take a look at how this Chicago institution helps kids realize their potential through creativity.

Time is running out! Don’t miss your chance to apply to the 2019 Obama Foundation Fellowship. Submit your application before the application closes at tomorrow at midnight CT.

“Seeing it through her eyes, I think...made it a little more special.” Ten years ago, @BarackObama held his mother-in-law’s hand as the election results announced he’d become the next President of the United States.
As part of our oral history project, President Obama shared his memories with us from the 2008 election—and what it meant to him to watch it alongside his family.
What do you remember from that night? Be part of the archive—add your story to the collection at the link in our bio.

“There’s no sense in dreaming small dreams. You have to dream things that are bigger than you and beyond your reach, because those are the things that make you grow.” Join the #ObamaScholars South Side tour and meet Reverend Alvin Love—a key figure from @BarackObama’s start in Chicago. Find it at the link in our bio.

“Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost; a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11.” —@BarackObama, 2011

Today, communities across our country are lifting each other up to pay tribute to those we lost 17 years ago. Find out how you can get involved at the link in our bio.

Looking for a little inspiration? Hear what advice President @BarackObama gave the #ObamaScholars during their orientation week in Chicago:

Sometimes you need more than a cup of coffee to start your day. At @sipofhope, Jonny Boucher and his team of baristas provides mental health resources to their patrons—and put 100% of their proceeds towards proactive suicide prevention. On #WorldSuicidePreventionDay, meet the community leader who wants his customers to know, “it’s ok not to be ok.”

Melissa Malzkuhn is reinventing the storybook.
On #WorldLiteracyDay, spend some time getting to know one of the #ObamaFellows working to provide equal access to reading for deaf children. Learn more about the Obama Fellowship and how to apply at the link in our bio.

Want to get involved with the @ObamaFoundation? Know someone who should? Take a look at our current opportunities at the link in our bio for the Obama Foundation Fellowship, Internship program, job openings and more.

Know someone who would be a good fit for the Obama Foundation Fellowship? We’re looking for leaders who are solving pressing challenges in their communities. Tag them in the comments below and find the application at the link in our bio. #ObamaFellows

Get to know one of our inaugural #ObamaFellows: Keith Wattley, founder and executive director of UnCommon Law. Keith launched UnCommon Law in 2006 to help provide a pathway home to inmates who have spent decades in prison. Link in bio.

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