junior chamber international
JCI-Manila is the oldest leadership development organization in the Philippines and in Asia. It was formed primarily to fill the need to properly channel the energies and idealism of the Filipino youth into an organization that undertakes activities and projects that would eventually rebound to benefit the community as a whole. The organization was formed on the first organizational meeting held on December 20, 1947 at the Champagne Room of the Manila Hotel.
JCI-Manila is the first and premier Chapter in the Philippines and in Asia, which contributed to the growth of other chapters all over the Asia-Pacific region. The Chamber’s very first project, the cleaning up of the City of Manila from the debris of World War II, immediately propelled the Manila Jaycees into national prominence that not only attracted scions from prominent families all over the country to join, but also made the organization
a major player in government policy-making.
The JCI Mission
To provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.
The JCI Vision
To be the leading global network of young active citizens.