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.



Junior Chamber International (JCI) is a worldwide federation of young leaders and entrepreneurs with nearly five lakh active members and millions of alumni spread across more than 115 countries.

Each JCI member shares the belief that in order to create lasting positive change, we must improve ourselves and the world around us.

JCI offers meetings, dynamic training sessions and projects that provide opportunities to learn, achieve and inspire active citizenship, while building their experience as leaders.



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.


1914: JCI founder Henry Giessenbier with some of his associates.

How It All Began?

Address of JCI India Head-Office

JCI India
National Head Quarters
506 Windfall, Sahar Plaza, J.B. Nagar,
Andheri (EAST) Mumbai 400 059
Tel: (022)-71117112


JCI is a World wide federation of young leaders and entrepreneurs having a membership of 2 lakh active members and millions of JCI alumni participating in project, meetings, learning programs and events.