JCI’s story begins with Henry Giessenbier Jr., a young man living in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, during a time of incredible growth and change. Giessenbier recognized the talents and passions of the young people around him and envisioned the positive change they could create if they had the right resources. To provide these tools, in 1915 he founded the first JCI movement in the St. Louis area. What began as a local movement spread quickly, and with enthusiasm. Young people across the United States and then across the globe joined together to create positive forces in their communities on a local, national, and international scale.
JCI Vizag Steel City was established in 2015 by JC Rameswara Rao in the Ukkunagaram area, with 24 active citizens. After 7 years, the Local Organization is still going strong, with 53 active members and numerous National and Zone awards.
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.
To provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.
To be the leading global network of young active citizens.