JLSN Announces Fall 2014 Provisional Class Dates & Info Sessions

Darien, CT (August, 2014) – Twice each year, the Junior League of Stamford-Norwalk, Inc. (JLSN) invites women to join its internationally recognized organization which is dedicated to developing women leaders through training and volunteerism. Women new to JLSN participate in a provisional class that serves as an introduction to the organization and its community efforts and no sponsorship is required. The Fall 2014 Provisional Class will host its first meeting on September 17th at its headquarters at 748 Post Road in Darien.

JLSN affords a multitude of opportunities for women to network personally and professionally. The organization trains its members to become effective community volunteers, advocates and leaders. JLSN members develop a wide variety of skills, including, but not limited to: team building, public speaking, and internet proficiency in addition to serving the community. These valuable skills also translate well in the workplace and on a resume.

The mission of JLSN is unique in that it is focused on the personal development if members in addition to offering high impact and fulfilling volunteer opportunities. “We develop the potential of our members to be leaders in the community and in life,” said Kerry Safir, JLSN President “Whether you’re looking for an organization that offers social engagement, volunteer impact or leadership training opportunities, JLSN is the complete package. We are seeking women who are inspired to make change happen – both personally and in the communities we serve.”

The Fall 2014 Provisional Class will meet from 7:15–9:15 p.m. on the following evenings:
• September 17th (Wednesday)
• October 7th (Tuesday)
• October 21st (Tuesday)
• November 5th (Wednesday)
• November 19th (Wednesday)

Women interested in joining JLSN can contact the League office in Darien at (203) 655-4662 or by email at membership@jlsn.org. They may also visit www.jlsn.org for further information.

Since 1923, the JLSN has responded continually to community needs in Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, New Canaan, Wilton, Weston, Westport and Ridgefield. JLSN has founded or participated in the establishment of more than 80 community agencies. Some of the more identifiable organizations include: the Fairfield County Women’s Center at Norwalk Community College, Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum in Norwalk, Domestic Violence Services, Shelter for the Homeless (Pacific House), the Volunteer Center of Southwestern Fairfield County, Weir Farm Docent Program, the Women’s Crisis Center and the recent successful transition of our Diaper Co-op to the New Haven Diaper Bank.

Our current signature project is focused on the issue of literacy and school readiness. We have established a partnership with the Stamford Public Education Foundation to host Family Literacy Nights, educating parents on techniques to work on literacy skills at home while members read to their children. The League will continue to grow its impact in this area through new efforts that will address this topic in an active and compelling way.

JLSN is one of 293 member leagues of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI) (www.ajli.org). Inspired by AJLI’s vision, “The Junior League: Women Around the World as Catalysts for Lasting Community Change,” we strive to better our local communities through a large focused signature project in an area of significant community need, along with many smaller projects in other areas of need.

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