I’m proud to introduce you to our 2019 class of Obama Foundation Fellows. They’re 20 leaders from ten countries who are poised to lead their communities, their countries, and our world into the future.
You can learn more about them here.
Over the next two years, we’ll bring this new class of Fellows together for specialized coaching and leadership trainings. We’ll offer them resources and connections that can amplify their impact. And we’ll highlight them in every way we can as the inspiring examples of change that they are.
Our new class of Fellows is already addressing some of the most pressing problems of our time. They’re boosting economies and supporting entrepreneurs in places where too many people are being left behind. They’re protecting our land and our water for sustainable development. They’re showing the world that criminal justice can be restorative justice, that urban development can be equitable, that our most disadvantaged and disconnected communities can also be our most vital and innovative. They’re even finding ways to grow food in the desert.
Above all, they’re giving the world hope—hope that generational challenges are no match for people who believe there’s no problem we can’t solve together.
That’s the other thing about this class of Fellows: They know that meaningful progress can only happen if it includes everyone. Change is a team sport, not something we can do alone.
So please join me in welcoming this remarkable class of Fellows to our team.