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 7/26/2016

Nina Binns, Intern at the Lancaster Literacy Council

"My time at the Literacy Council has been the most rewarding experience I could have asked for."

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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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