​​H​ow is JCI different from other nonprofits ?

Founder's Perspective

JCI Creed


The Lives We Impact

From within the walls of the soul of this organization wherein the foundation of character and good citizenship are laid, I hope a message will come in the sometime of tomorrow that will stir the people towards the establishment of a permanent and everlasting world peace.

- Henry Giessenbier 
- 1892-1935

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

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

JCI Vision

JCI Mission

As JCI members, we take initiative to solve local challenges.


Not just focus on charity or service, we are focused on sustainable impact locally and globally.


It only takes one active citizen to change the world. Be that active citizen today.

To be the leading global networks of
Young Active Citizens