It didn’t take long for President Barack Obama’s staff to remake the official White House Web site.
The site, which debuted at 12:01 p.m. as Mr. Obama was preparing to take his oath of office, includes details of his administration’s agenda — including a page outlining his goals for promoting volunteer service.
Among Mr. Obama’s goals: doubling the size of the Peace Corps, requiring all middle and high school students to volunteer at least 50 hours per year and all college students to spend 100 hours per year volunteering, and to create a federal office that would oversee social entrepreneurship.
“During the election, people all across the country talked about feeling a new sense of civic engagement and got involved in politics for the first time,” the Web site says. “Now, President Obama and Vice President Biden are counting on Americans from all walks of life to serve the nation and help address the problems we face — and they’re committed to building the infrastructure and providing the resources that will make it possible.”