More About JCI

CREED

We believe: that faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life; that the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations; that economic justice can best be won by free mean through free enterprise; that Government should be of laws rather than of men; that earth’s great treasure lies in human personality; and that service to humanity is the best work of life?

VISION

To be the leading global network of young active citizens.

MISSION

To provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.

JCI Junior Chamber International

JCI is a membership-based nonprofit organization of young active citizens ages 18 to 40 in more than 100 countries who are engaged and committed to creating impact in their communities. Active citizens are individuals invested in the future of our world. They develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to make informed decisions and take action. JCI members are active citizens from all sectors of society. Business owners. Government officials. Doctors. Entrepreneurs. Teachers. Public officials. Social workers. Students. JCI members embrace new ideas, collaboration and diversity.

Our Philosophy

As global citizens, we all have rights and responsibilities, as well as shared goals. Through active citizenship, we encourage young people to take responsibility for the local issues, and find targeted, sustainable solutions that benefit our communities and the world. JCI members embrace new ideas, collaboration and diversity. Guided by the passion to transform their lives and the world, JCI members have the courage to address the critical challenges of our time. JCI Around the World With around 5,000 JCI Local Organizations in more than 100 nations, JCI forms a vibrant global community of nearly 200,000 active citizens. All members belong to a JCI Local Organization where they focus on finding solutions to issues in their community. The collective action of all JCI Local Organizations forms a global grassroots movement, empowering members to run effective projects, exchange ideas and work together to develop new ways to improve their communities and the world.

Global Impact

As active citizens, JCI members are not just focused on charity or service to the community. Active citizenship is about creating sustainable impact. Through active citizenship, we encourage young people to take responsibility for local issues, and find targeted, sustainable solutions that benefit our communities and the world. Guided by the passion to lead the world in a new direction, JCI members have the courage to address the critical challenges of our time. Solutions to these challenges can only be reached by involving all sectors of society. JCI will be the driving force to unite government, businesses and the civil sector to collaborate for impact.

The JCI Active Citizen Framework

Sustainable impact is achieved through collective action of active citizens across local communities. Designed to address all types of community issues, JCI members are guided by the JCI Active Citizen Framework, which provides a methodology for conducting impactful projects. The process consists of assessing community needs, formulating sustainable solutions and evaluating results to ensure sustainability. Community partners, business owners and government officials are engaged throughout each step of the process. The collaborative ownership of challenges and solutions by all community stakeholders is what produces sustainable impact.

The History of JCI

JCI’s founder Henry Giessenbier, Jr. decided to take responsibility for the progress of his community when he established JCI’s first Local Organization in St. Louis, USA in 1915. When delegates from eight countries met in Mexico City in 1944, they agreed it was time to officially form Junior Chamber International (JCI). This tradition of uniting young active citizens across cultures, backgrounds and borders fueled the JCI movement and set the groundwork for taking action to create a better world.

Get Invovled

Do you want to create positive change in your community? Be part of the JCI movement today to take action and make your voice heard across a global network. It is every citizen’s right and responsibility to take ownership for the future of our world. Visit www.jci.cc to find the JCI Local Organization in your community. Every individual can make a difference. JCI members unite with leaders of business, civil society and government to explore solutions to community challenges. If you are part of one of these sectors, collaborate with the JCI Local Organization in your community. Through targeted partnerships sharing mutual goals and values, we can strengthen our ability to create a better world.