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

The Pulse

Story 2/10/2016

Break the Bubble Tour!

It's FREE, it's FUN! Join us for a fun walking tour of Lancaster Learn about engaging our community!  Wednesday, February 27 @ 11 am  -  Youth Development Thursday, March 3 @ 2:30 pm  -...

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Story 4/6/2015

P.I.T. (Putting It Together in the Community)

“I wanted to do PIT to come up to campus early, get to know my surroundings and peers. You’re kind of like the expert when everybody comes”. Jenny Deasy   

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Story 11/25/2015

Gordon Heller '16, F&M Works Intern & Community Volunteer

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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