Obamas launch new foundation, a ‘working startup for citizenship’

Barack Obama Foundation

Screengrab via Obama Foundation/YouTube


Barack Obama will become a former president Friday, but that doesn’t mean he’s stepping away from the public’s eye. 

Only a few hours before Donald Trump was to be sworn in as president, Barack and Michelle Obama announced on YouTube that they would be creating the Obama Foundation as a “living, working startup for citizenship.”

After the pair takes a break to get some sleep and hang out with the family, they will establish Obama’s presidential center, what they call “an ongoing project for us to shape, together, what it means to be a good citizen in the 21st century.”

It will be based on the south side of Chicago, but Obama said, “it will have projects all over the city, the country, and the world.”

You can find more information at Obama.org

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.