About the Ware Institute
The Ware Institute for Civic Engagement provides students with a variety of opportunities to explore what it means to be a thoughtful and active member of a community by meeting them where they are in their own development of sense of self and challenging them to make a difference. 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