We believe in public service. Not just because it improves communities, but because it changes the lives of those who participate. It offers leadership skills that propel success in school and throughout life. We believe so strongly in the power of public service that we promote it every way we know how. We honor outstanding Americans who are making a difference with Jefferson Awards, inspiring others to act. We help companies engage their communities and celebrate their employees who give back. We also provide young people with the tools they need to make the difference they seek. Our mission is to power others to have maximum impact on the things they care about most.
It’s our hope that every American will realize their potential to impact lives, and in the process, improve their own. Public service is the pathway to stronger communities and self-fulfillment – and we’re here to build it.