About the Jefferson Center

We’re a nonpartisan nonprofit that engages Americans directly to solve shared challenges and craft better policy. Our mission is to strengthen democracy by advancing informed, citizen-developed solutions to challenging public issues.

We advance the public interest by creating opportunities for in-depth citizen education and deliberation that generates informed, inclusive solutions to today’s toughest problems. To ensure the work of citizens makes an impact, we cultivate creative partnerships and pursue high-impact organizing and outreach strategies that help decision makers and the broader public work together effectively.

While the primary tool we employ for education and deliberation is the Citizens Jury, we are continuously designing, testing, and exploring new methods of high quality, inclusive engagement.

Learn more about us. Check out our team, our history, our recent annual reports and financial documents, and our coverage in the news.