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Civic Engagement

New Horizons of Learning and Engagement

At Franklin & Marshall College, we prepare students to take responsibility for their communities, their government and our global society.

Our location in Lancaster, Pa., provides an ideal training ground for these future roles of citizenship and stewardship. A vibrant, diverse and dynamic city, Lancaster faces the challenges and opportunities of most cities across the United States, but it has the advantages of manageable size and accessible and approachable leaders.

Forging relationships with community leaders, The Ware Institute for Civic Engagement provides a wide range of service and learning opportunities for Franklin & Marshall students.

The Philadelphia Alumni Writers House produces or co-sponsors a number of projects with partners in Lancaster.

The Franklin & Marshall Clemente Course in the Humanities provides tuition-free, college-level instruction for educationally disadvantaged individuals aged 17 and older.

Volunteer opportunities, internships, leadership programs and curricular initiatives led by faculty members—all constitute civic engagement at Franklin & Marshall  College.

As Benjamin Franklin, one of our College's founders, put it so well:

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."

We invite you to get involved, to open new horizons of learning and service.