100th Anniversary of the JCI Movement Celebrated Locally

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    Junior Chamber International

Joanne Rinaldo
Updated 10/12/2015 8:54 AM

Local action. Global impact. The JCI movement started on October 13, 1915 in St. Louis by one active citizen who had a passion for positive change. Since then, millions of other young active citizens have united together to create sustainable impact in their communities and around the world. In many US communities, the organization is known as "Jaycees".

JCI and communities across the world have celebrated this milestone throughout the year. Interactive activities, impactful projects, and engaging events have been organized at the local, national and international level to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the JCI Movement. The year-long celebration will conclude at the international world congress to be held in Kanazawa, Japan in early November.


The community is invited to join a global screening of the JCI Documentary: 100 Years of Impact with local Jaycee members on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at the AMC Randhurst 12 located at 200 Randhurst Village Drive in Mount Prospect. The event is being hosted by the Mount Prospect Jaycees. Doors open at 7pm with networking and socializing. The 25 minute documentary screening will begin at 8pm.

The JCI 100th Anniversary aims to empower even more young active citizens to take ownership of the future in their communities, countries and world sustaining the JCI legacy of impact. Connect with JCI, an organization that has inspired 100 years of impact and that will continue to empower and activate young people across the globe for another 100 years. There are over 60 local Jaycee chapters in Illinois with many located in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. If you are interested in learning more about a local Jaycee chapter or the JCI Movement, please contact joanne.rinaldo@iljaycees.org.

About JCI: JCI is a worldwide membership-based nonprofit organization of young active citizens ages 18 to 40 who are dedicated to creating positive change in their communities. Through projects in more than 5,000 communities across more than 100 countries, members seek targeted solutions to local problems, creating a global impact.