JCI is an organization that stimulates positive change in society by teaching new leaders and proving their educational services.
JCI Latvia has operated as a national organization since 1993. It became a member of JCI in 1998 in World's Congress in the Philippines. At the moment, JCI has 9 departments. 4 of them are located in Riga, and there are departments in Cesis, Daugavpils (Latgale), Jurmala, Kuldiga and Ventspils.
Lions are an international network of 1.3 million men and women in 202 countries and geographic areas who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world.
Known for working to end preventable blindness, Lions participate in a vast variety of projects important to their communities. These projects range from cleaning up local parks to providing supplies to victims of natural disasters.