About JCI




JCI is a nonprofit organization of young active citizens age 18 to 40 who are engaged and committed to creating impact in their communities. Active citizens are individuals invested in the future of our world. JCI gathers active citizens from all sectors of society.

We develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to make informed decisions and take action. As globally minded young people, we all have rights, responsibilities and share goals. We find targeted solutions to local issues benefitting our communities, our world and our future. Embracing new ideas, collaboration and diversity, we have the passion and courage to address the critical challenges of our time.

How It All Began…?


The origin of Junior Chamber international (JCI)can be traced as far as almost a century  ago in 1915 to the city of St. Louis, Missouri, USA, where a young man named Henry Giessenbier together with 32 other young men, established the Young Men’s Progressive Civic Association (YMPCA), JCI’s first local organization. YMPCA grew to a membership of 750 in less than five months. The association went on to dedicate itself to bringing about civic improvements and giving young people a constructive approach to civic problems.
The very next year, 1916, saw a name change as the YMPCA became “Junior Citizens,” Commonly called “JCs,” which later became “Jaycees.” Their work so impressed the St. Louis Junior chamber of Commerce that they asked these young men in 1918 to adopt the name “Junior Chamber of Commerce” which later became “Junior Chamber”.



By 1944, the movement had spread through 18 countries. When delegates from these countries met in Mexico City at the Inter-American Conference that year, they agreed it was time to officially form Junior Chamber International Junior Chamber welcome people of any race, color, sex, religion between the age of 18-40 years old.


JCI India

JCI India is a voluntary organization, membership based NGO working in India since 1949 for developing the leadership skills of young men and women of this country. It is affiliated to Junior Chamber International(JCI),a worldwide federation of young leaders and entrepreneurs founded in 1944, having headquarter at Chester Field USA. Currently it has over 200,000 active members and more than one million graduates, in over 100 countries and 6,000 communities.


JCI India is the Second largest Member Nation of Junior Chamber International. Currently we are active in more than 26 states and union territories across India. It is registered under Societies Registration Act, Mumbai Public Trust and Income Tax Act of India.


The membership is offered to everybody regardless of color, cast and creed between the age of 18 -40 years. Indian Jaycees is registered under Societies Registration Act, Bombay Public Trust Act and Income Tax Act of India.


In the last 68 years we are able to produce thousands of social and business leaders all over the country through our intensive project based training activities


JCI Mission

To Provide Development Opportunities that empower young people to create positive changes




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 men 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.

– Bill Brownfield



JCI Vision

To be the leading global network of Young Active Citizens