About the Jefferson Center

Who We Are

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.

What We Do

Our toughest problems won’t be solved without all of us. We design in-depth, inclusive opportunities for citizen education, deliberation, and action so that citizens themselves lead the efforts to solve shared challenges. In support of citizens, we cultivate creative partnerships and pursue high-impact organizing and outreach strategies that help decision makers and the public work together effectively.

How We Work

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, explore our history and past projects, review our recent annual reports and financial documents, and browse our coverage in the news.