Ware Institute for Civic Engagement
A Deeper Sense of Meaning and Purpose
We are proud of our unbreakable ties with the Lancaster community and offer our students a variety of opportunities to engage with this vibrant city. The Ware Institute partners with more than 100 community benefit organizations, government agencies, and schools to create meaningful off-campus opportunities for students, staff, and faculty.
At F&M’s Ware Institute for Civic Engagement, we connect you with these local organizations
and inspiring community leaders so you can engage in meaningful and purposeful activities.
By working directly with local leaders to address community challenges, you’ll develop
a deeper understanding of societal issues and make a positive impact on Lancaster
while also gaining important skills.
Squash ACES Mentoring
Young Engaged Student (YES) Guides
Public Service Summer Institute (PSSI)
The Public Service Summer Institute began in 1994 in response to an institutional belief that a true liberal arts education includes making meaningful contributions to the community. The program has evolved from focusing predominantly on the internship experience to one that places equal value on the learning and personal development that happens through the combination of both the collective cohort experience and the individual internships. Students are paid by the College for the eight-week program (housing is not included).
F&M Works in Lancaster
Become a Community Partner
We value our partnerships with local nonprofit and government organizations. Discover how you can work with us to connect with F&M student volunteers.Learn more »