To successfully create sustainable impact in a dynamic world, an organization must be guided by its principles.
Practices, strategies and structures may evolve over time,
but this core philosophy remains.
JCI’s Core Philosophy is to...
inspire confidence, unite communities, enhance equal opportunities, establish justice, embrace cultural diversity, and create sustainable impact.
Guided by our core philosophy, we are empowered to create sustainable impact.
JCI is a grassroots movement of young active citizens ages 18 to 40 who are dedicated to creating positive change in our respective communities around the world. We empower young people by developing their skills, knowledge and understanding. These young people have the confidence to stand up, make informed decisions and lead their communities to take concrete action towards sustainable impact.
In 5000 communities across nearly 120 countries, our members are recognized
for embracing new ideas, collaboration and diversity, and are equipped to address
the most critical challenges of our time. As we empower and inspire young active
citizens, our global network will grow and create a better tomorrow.
Developing Leaders for a Changing World.
To provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.
To be the leading global network of young active citizens.
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.