JCI is a nonprofit organization of young active citizens age 18 to 40 who are engaged and committed to creating impact in their communities. Active citizens are individuals invested in the future of our world. JCI gathers active citizens from all sectors of society.
We develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to make informed decisions and take action.
As globally minded young people, we all have rights, responsibilities and share goals. We find targeted solutions to local issues benefiting our communities, our world and our future. Embracing new ideas, collaboration and diversity, we have the passion and courage to address the critical challenges of our time.
JCI members take initiative to solve local challenges. More than a one-time donation or service opportunity, we focus on sustainable impact locally and globally. It only takes one active citizen to change the world. Be that active citizen today.
Locally The Dominica JCI which was formerly known as The Dominica Junior Chamber or Jaycess, was established on the 12th December 1959. This was done at a meeting held at the Dominica Grammar school. It was attended by over 100 members and was presided over by JCI Senator Dr. J Bernard Yankey(deceased). JCI Senator Stanely Fadelle (deceased) was elected the first President , he became a JCI Senator in 1967.
JCI Dominica is known for its many contributions to Dominica. In the area of education there were scholarships and adult education programs in the 1980’s and most recently school feeding, charity gifts and beautification programs. In the area of entertainment and recreation, JCI organized the JCI Inter-Company Sports Meet, Coney-Island and JCI Miss Teen West Indies. In the area of Health and the Environment JCI has partnered with many NGOs and other interest groups to promote various campaigns such as the Lupus Walk, cleanup drives and park creation.