About the Ware Institute

The Ware Institute for Civic Engagement provides high-quality, transformative experiential learning opportunities that empower students to make a positive impact within their local and global communities. 

Through reciprocal partnerships with a variety of non-profit organizations, the Ware Institute creates internships and volunteer opportunities for students to learn about their communities and what it means to be a thoughtful citizen. 


Impacting Our World

Story 8/10/2015

Gaining Leadership Skills While Serving the Community

As they do each summer, a group of Franklin & Marshall College students embraced the opportunity to intern at local non-profit organizations in the Lancaster community as this photo essay depicts.  

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Story 3/25/2015

2015 Honduras Alternative Spring Break

"I, along with two other F&M students, had an AMAZING time teaching more than 300 kids learn how to brush their teeth! What made this more fun and exciting was that I was able to carry out the lesson...

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Story 11/25/2015

Misha Rodriguez '17, F&M Works at LHOP

What do you do at the Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership? LHOP is an organization with the mission to increase the availability of affordable, quality and fair housing throughout Lancaster...

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Make It Count!

Make It Count - Report Your Volunteer Hours!

If you are a student or F&M professional staff member and volunteer in our community, please click on the Make It Count! link to the left to report your hours of service. Please complete this form whenever you volunteer. These hours will be used to submit data for the annual President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. 

The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve.

The Pulse

Story 11/25/2015

Gordon Heller '16, F&M Works at The Common Wheel

What do you do at The Common Wheel? I am an Operations and Development Intern! Currently, I am organizing and streamlining the Operations of The Common Wheel. I have been working with large amounts...

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Story 3/31/2015

Ryan Von Kleeck '15, An Unmet Need for Medicine in Central...

"It was amazing how much trust the Hondurans had in us and the gratefulness they expressed for what we were doing."

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