• World War II begins and the country faces a host of social challenges. Responding to the effects of the War, the Junior Chamber set itself apart from other community organizations with a fourteen point epigraph outlining civic goals needed to enhance surrounding communities through healthy living, prospering business, improvement of infrastructure, and promotion of hospitality in Los Angeles. Activities around these goals include continued support of International Fire Prevention Week, creating the Junior Chamber Golf Foundation, advocating for airport bond initiatives and developing more sports and recreational activities.
  • As one third of the Junior Chamber’s membership perished in the War, the Junior Chamber reinforced its community War efforts by providing disaster training, assisting Army recruitment, organizing entertainment for GI’s and encouraging part-time war jobs for those who wanted to do more for their community and country.
  • In 1949 as the decade closes and the country rebounds from the War, the Junior Chamber commences its historic journey in working with at-risk youth with the 1st Annual “Orphan” Christmas Party” and establishes the Junior Chamber Charity Foundation to administer and expand community-based programs that strive to build a legacy of success for future generations.