Obama Foundation’s First Initiative: Citizenship


During his final days in office, President Barack Obama unveiled Obama.org, the official website of The Obama Foundation. The Foundation will serve to carry on Obama's legacy as he transitions from the White House to civil society. It's first call to action? Engaging citizens to submit their hopes and ideas for America's future.

Differentiating itself from other presidential foundations, the Foundation is centered around community engagement. It seeks to "inspire people globally to 'show up' for the most important office in any democracy, that of a citizen." People are encouraged to submit their thoughts and photos online in response to questions such as, "what makes a good citizen?" and "who inspires you?". The Foundation intends to be a forum for action and engagement, by providing visitors with "real-time opportunities to learn about and get involved with the issues of today." LEARN MORE