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. 

The Ware Institute offers many ways to get involved and get to know the City of Lancaster. Please attend our first of many Info Sessions:

Tuesday, September 1 @ 3:45 pm in the Life Sciences and Philosophy building - Room 142 

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

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.

Impacting the Community

Story 4/8/2015

Kevin Gallagher '17, PIT Planning Intern

PIT was a great introduction into my college life. The friends I have made through this program are the ones that have stuck with me throughout the rest of college.  

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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 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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The Pulse

Story 8/10/2015

New F&M Works Program Manager

The Ware Institute is excited to announce Adriana Atencio '12 has joined our team as the new F&M Works Program Manager.

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Story 8/6/2015

Grace Jeong Joins the Ware Institute

The Ware Institute for Civic Engagement welcomes Grace Jeong '15 as the Alumni Fellow for Ware Institute Programs and Outreach.

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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 3/31/2015

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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