Franklin & Marshall College: The Ware Institute for Civic Engagement

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About Us

Franklin & Marshall College is a residential college dedicated to excellence in undergraduate liberal education. Its aims are to inspire in young people of high promise and diverse backgrounds a genuine and enduring love for learning, to teach them to read, write, and think critically, to instill in them the capacity for both independent and collaborative action, and to educate them to explore and understand the natural, social and cultural worlds in which they live. In so doing, the College seeks to foster in its students qualities of intellect, creativity, and character, that they may live fulfilling lives and contribute meaningfully to their occupations, their communities, and their world.

Founded on the belief that a commitment to purposeful civic engagement is central to a liberal arts education, the Ware Institute for Civic Engagement serves as F&M’s hub for identifying and sustaining community partnerships that address real needs. Acting in this capacity, the Institute builds relationships with community partners, supports student-led service initiatives and collaborates with faculty in community-based-learning coursework. By so doing, the Institute furthers the College's commitment to developing socially responsible graduates.