The Jefferson Awards Foundation is America’s gold seal of public service. Like our namesake, we believe engaging in social good inspires purpose - and drives lasting solutions for our communities and the nation. Our five programs accelerate and amplify public service. We deliver tools for collective engagement and empower anyone to make an impact. We train and activate Americans to take action and to be leaders in schools, communities, workplaces and the world. We are the country’s most prestigious and longest standing public service award. With celebration, we say thank you. In sharing the stories of America’s best citizens, we empower them to do more and inspire all to take action.
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