JCI Story


How did everything started?

With this initiative, our goal always has been to promote great opportunities and help those in need.

With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential.

Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.

History of Junior Chamber International & JCI Canada



St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. was the birthplace of the Junior Chamber Movement. JCI founder Henry Giessenbier Jr. put his dream to the reality of forming an organization to study civic and business problems by providing the opportunity to participate in civic community activities. On October 13, 1915, a gathering of 32 young men agreed to form the Young Men's Progressive Civic Association (YMCA), developing their skills as leaders by tackling complex civic problems. The movement for similar organizations grew in the United States. In 1920, 29 local groups formed the United States Junior Chamber.

Henry Giessenbier Jr.

Contact Information

15645 Olive Blvd Suite A, Chesterfield, MO 63017, United States


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