About Us

About Us

We are JCI Manileña, a non-profit, women-led youth organization

We care about developing women leaders.

For the past 42 years, JCI Manileña has given young women aged 18-40 the opportunity to hone their leadership skills by attending workshops, organizing projects, and meeting likeminded women determined to positively change society. 

Our Advocacies

JCI Manileña’s programs are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.”

By investing in women’s education, our environment and our people’s mental health – we take steps towards rebuilding the city, country and world that we envision. 


We are mothers, caregivers and teachers who play a critical role in every child’s development. 

As we invest in women, we invest in our future and as we provide development opportunities that educate and empower women – we build a strong foundation for an entire generation.


Manila is the most densely populated city in the world. To counter its impact, we all need to reduce our carbon footprint and develop long term environmental programs.


Ultimately our goal is peace and balance, and we believe this starts with inner peace.

Poor living conditions lead to poor mental health. The pandemic only made this worse, and mental health programs will help build resilient people to rise from our current state. 

Life is a journey, not a destination.

Lakbay Manileña represents the lifelong journey of developing the skills, mindset, values and network required to move from where you are to where you ultimately want to be. It represents a culture of seeking new experiences to expand your growth, enjoying every step of the way. Finally, in the face of challenges and difficulties, it is always moving forward – riding the wave together.


To add value to our members by empowering them with the skills and support that they need to achieve their personal vision of success


To create development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change


To become the leading global network of young active citizens

Meet the Communities We Serve


We believe 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.