Encourage community service through online outreach and social networking (Comments)
"Will build on the foundation of sites like USAFreedomCorps.gov and VolunteerMatch.org and leverage technology to increase awareness of and participation in service opportunities. There will be a comprehensive, easily searchable web presence with information about service opportunities, and a full strategy to ensure that people interested in opportunities can find them." — "Helping All Americans Serve Their Country"
Create youth service corps (Comments)
"I am also going to create a 5-E Youth Service Corps." — 6/5/07, Hampton, Va.
Expand civilian service corps (Comments)
"Today, AmeriCorps — our nation's network of local, state and national service programs — has 75,000 slots. As president, I will increase that to 250,000." — 12/5/07, Mt. Vernon, Iowa
Expand Senior Corps (Comments)
"Obama will engage more interested seniors into public service opportunities by expanding and improving programs like Senior Corps to connect seniors with quality volunteer opportunities." — Obama's Blueprint for Change
Nurture innovation among nonprofits (Comments)
"By leveraging federal dollars, Obama will foster the use of best practices of the private sector to nurture innovation in the nonprofit sector." — Obama's Blueprint for Change
Create an agency to Encourage nonprofits (Comments)
"Barack Obama will a create an agency within the Corporation for National and Community Service dedicated to building the capacity and effectiveness of the nonprofit sector." — Obama's Blueprint for Change
Encourage fathers to be responsible (Comments)
"I'll pass the plan I outlined last year that will provide more financial support to fathers who make the responsible choice to help raise their children and crack down on the fathers who don't." — 7/18/07, Washington, D.C.