Press Release – Richard Richardson Obama Leader

Richard Richardson of Lawrenceburg, Indiana/ Lawrenceburg Community Center Announced as New Obama Foundation United States Leader

[Lawrenceburg, IN] – This week, Richard Richardson announced that he is among the first cohort of 100 emerging changemakers selected to participate in the Obama Foundation’s Leaders USA program. The Obama Leaders program is a six-month virtual program that supports and connects emerging leaders in the United States, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Europe through a values-based leadership framework inspired by the ideals and legacy of President and Mrs. Obama. Chosen from a highly competitive pool of applications, Richard was selected to join the program for his work at the Lawrenceburg Community Center and is ready to build their skills and expand their impact across public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

The inaugural cohort of United States “Obama Leaders” is composed of values-driven changemakers from every corner of the country. Hailing from 37 states; Washington, D.C.; American Samoa; Guam; and five tribal nations, these Obama Leaders are united by their passion for building a stronger, more sustainable, and more inclusive world.

Richard Richardson is pictured in front of the Lawrenceburg Community Center located at 423 Walnut St. Lawrenceburg IN 47025.

“We are excited to welcome these 100 changemakers from across the United States into the Obama Foundation family,” said Valerie Jarrett, CEO of the Obama Foundation. “Our newest Obama Leaders are already making a difference in their communities and are ready to take their work to the next level. They embody the values of President and Mrs. Obama, and their impactful work will create positive change in communities across the country.”