Celebrating women building better communities since 1923, JLSN has responded continually to needs in Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, New Canaan, Wilton, Weston, Westport and Ridgefield. JLSN has founded, or has participated in the establishment of, more than 88 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 and the Women’s Crisis Center. JLSN organizes volunteer projects in every service town at least once a year.
“Becoming a member of our league provides women with the opportunity to become leaders in their community while creating life-long friendships,” says JLSN President Sarah Neumann of Darien. “Our members come from diverse backgrounds, and we welcome women of all ages. Celebrating 90 years of such relationships makes it an incredible time to join JLSN."
Members reside in all towns in the JLSN service area, and no sponsors are required. Women new to JLSN participate in a provisional class that serves as an introduction to the organization and its community efforts. This fall’s provisional class begins on September 15 at JLSN headquarters at 748 Post Road in Darien.
JLSN is one of 292 member leagues of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI), and our current focus is on Building Healthy Families. Community programs include the JLSN Diaper Co-Op, Healthy Parents, Kids in the Kitchen and Done in a Day service projects.
Women interested in joining JLSN can contact the League office in Darien at (203) 655-4662, via email at email@example.com, or via our website at www.jlsn.org for further information. You can also “like” us on Facebook!
JLSN is a not-for-profit organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. JLSN has more than 400 active and sustaining members, all committed to building better communities. All women age 21 and older, of all races, religions, and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism, are welcomed by JLSN.