About the Ware Institute
Inspiring Social Responsibility
The Ware Institute for Civic Engagement creates opportunities for students to explore what it means to be a thoughtful and active member of a community. Our programs and service opportunities connect students to non-profit organizations and inspiring community leaders. By working directly in the community to address challenges, students develop a deeper understanding of societal issues while also gaining important professional skills.
"In our hectic, fast-paced, consumer-driven society, it's common to feel overwhelmed, isolated and alone. Many are re-discovering the healing and empowering role that community can bring to our lives. The sense of belonging we feel when we make the time to take an active role in our communities can give us a deeper sense of meaning and purpose." ---Robert Alan Silverstein
Ware Institute Programs
"I didn't want to limit myself to the four corners of campus during my time at F&M. I wanted to give back to the community that welcomed me with open arms."Read More
"Through my PSSI placement at the City of Lancaster's Stormwater Management Bureau, I've been fortunate to gain exposure to people fighting the environmental, infrastructural, and political problems...Read More
"I have learned so much about the services offered to children in the Lancaster city and have been able to see first hand the social and economic barriers we often discuss in the classroom."Read More