two years old and they divorced in 1964. Obama's father returned to Kenya andsaw his son only once more before dying in an automobile accident in 1982.After her divorce, Dunham married Indonesian student Lolo Soetoro, who wasattending college in Hawaii. When Suharto, a military leader in Soetoro's homecountry, came to power in 1967, all Indonesian students studying abroad wererecalled and the family moved to the island nation. From ages six to ten,Obama attended local schools in Jakarta, including Besuki Public School and St.Francis of Assisi School.In 1971, he returned to Honolulu to live with his maternal grandparents, Madelynand Stanley Armour Dunham, and attended Punahou School, a private collegepreparatory school, from the fifth grade until his graduation from high school in1979.Obama's mother returned to Hawaii in 1972 and remained there until 1977, when sherelocated to Indonesia to work as an anthropological field worker. She finallyreturned to Hawaii in 1994 and lived there for one year before dying of ovariancancer.Right to left:A young boy possibly in his early teens, a younger girl (about age5), a grown woman and an elderly man, sit on a lawn wearing contemporary circa-1970 attire. The adults wear sunglasses and the boy wears sandals.Right-to-left: Barack Obama and half-sister Maya Soetoro, with their mother AnnDunham and grandfather Stanley Dunham, in Hawaii (early 1970s)Of his early childhood, Obama recalled, "That my father looked nothing like thepeople around me—that he was black as pitch, my mother white as milk—barelyregistered in my mind." He described his struggles as a young adult toreconcile social perceptions of his multiracial heritage. Reflecting later onhis formative years in Honolulu, Obama wrote: "The opportunity that Hawaii offered—to experience a variety of cultures in a climate of mutual respect—became anintegral part of my world view, and a basis for the values that I hold mostdear." Obama has also written and talked about using alcohol, marijuana andcocaine during his teenage years to "push questions of who I was out of mymind". At the 2008 Civil Forum on the Presidency in 2008, Obama identified hishigh-school drug use as his "greatest moral failure".Following high school, he moved to Los Angeles in 1979 to attend OccidentalCollege. After two years he transferred in 1981 to Columbia University in NewYork City, where he majored in political science with a specialization ininternational relations and graduated with a B.A. in 1983. He worked for ayear at the Business International Corporation and then at the New YorkPublic Interest Research Group.After four years in New York City, Obama moved to Chicago, where he was hired asdirector of the Developing Communities Project (DCP), a church-based communityorganization originally comprising eight Catholic parishes in Greater Roseland(Roseland, West Pullman and Riverdale) on Chicago's far South Side. He workedthere as a community organizer from June 1985 to May 1988. During histhree years as the DCP's director, its staff grew from one to thirteen and itsannual budget grew from $70,000 to $400,000. He helped set up a job trainingprogram, a college preparatory tutoring program, and a tenants' rightsorganization in Altgeld Gardens. Obama also worked as a consultant andinstructor for the Gamaliel Foundation, a community organizing institute. Inmid-1988, he traveled for the first time in Europe for three weeks and then forfive weeks in Kenya, where he met many of his paternal relatives for the firsttime. He returned in August 2006 in a visit to his father's birthplace, avillage near Kisumu in rural western Kenya.