History of the DJCC

About Dallas Junior Chamber

Founded in 1918, The Dallas Junior Chamber of Commerce is the second oldest Junior Chamber in the world.  Our rich history gives our organization a unique place in the Dallas community. We are the original young professionals organization in the DFW area.


We have hosted the Dallas Police Rookie of Year Gala since 1952 and have been a member of the Dallas Community Police Awards Committee (DCPAC) since its inception in 1979. The betterment of the community through young professionals has been our main focus for 96 years. Join us today!

About Junior Chamber International (JCI)

Since 1916, the Junior Chamber has been a force for good in America and around the world. The Junior Chamber helped establish airmail services in America with member Charles Lindbergh, and has raised millions of dollars for causes such as the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the March of Dimes. They have built parks, playgrounds, hospitals, ball fields, and housing for the elderly while conducting service and support programs in thousands of communities nationwide.


Junior Chamber members can be found in all walks of life: governmental leaders such as former President Bill Clinton and former President Gerald Ford, business tycoons such as Domino’s Pizza mogul Tom Monaghan, registered nurse and former Miss America Kaye Lani Rae Rafko-Wilson, Sports heroes like basketball great Larry Bird. You can name the field and Junior Chamber members can be found at the forefront.


With the focus of the nation on bettering the community, from the smallest towns to the largest cities, the Junior Chamber is enlarging areas of opportunity for young people.