About Us

Citizen University is building a culture of powerful, responsible citizenship across the country. We envision a great civic revival across our nation — our dream is a country in which Americans are steeped in a sense of civic character, educated in the tools of civic power, and are problem-solving contributors in a self-governing community.

Our work is to spread the belief that a strong democracy depends on strong citizens — that we all have the power to make change in civic life and the responsibility to try. We design gatherings, rituals, and workshops that focus on civic power and civic character as the building blocks of powerful citizenship. We then train and activate civic catalysts nationwide— people just like you — to bring the beliefs and practices of powerful, responsible citizenship to their communities.