The Honolulu Chinese Jaycees (HCJ), founded in 1953 by Dr. Wai Sen Char, is a leadership and community service organization that consists of men and women between the ages of 18-40.
Members come from many cultural and professional backgrounds to develop their leadership skills by participating in professional programs, assisting with community service projects, and having fun at social and sports activities.
The Honolulu Chinese Jaycees also had the honor of hosting the 1997 Junior Chamber International World Congress. This event brought over six thousand delegates to Hawaii from over one hundred countries around the world.
HCJ has played a key role in training Hawaii’s young leaders. HCJ is the organization of choice to help young leaders hone their professional skills, assist the community, develop long-term friendships, and supply Hawaii’s future with well-equipped members of society.
For over 60 years, the Honolulu Chinese Jaycees has played a key role in fostering Hawai‘i’s young leaders through engaging members in planning, coordinating, and participating in community events, such as the Healthy Baby Contest, Adopt-a-School Day, Night in Chinatown, Dragon Boat Festival, Miss Chinatown, and other member-driven projects. Through networking, socials, and team-building activities, HCJ members develop not only professional relationships but also lasting friendships.
An organization of boundless opportunity, HCJ is the organization of choice for young people to improve their professional skills, assist the community, build relationships, and ensure Hawaii’s future with strong, young leaders.