The Junior League of Stamford-Norwalk, Inc. begins its Fall 2013 Provisional Class for women interested in becoming members at its headquarters at 748 Post Road in Darien.

Since 1923, the Junior League has served community needs in Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, New Canaan, Wilton, Weston, Westport and Ridgefield. It has founded or has participated in the establishment of more than 80 community agencies including 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.

Recently, the organization has identified the issue of school readiness and child literacy as its area of focus over the coming years. It will also continue other ongoing community programs including Healthy Families and Kids in the Kitchen, along with numerous Done in a Day service initiatives each year.

The organization offers many opportunities for women to network personally and professionally, and trains its members to become effective community volunteers, advocates and leaders.  Members develop many skills, including team building, public speaking, and Internet proficiency. Members live in all towns in the organization’s service area and no sponsors are required.

Women new to the Junior League participate in a provisional class that serves as an introduction to the organization and its community efforts.

The fall provisional class will meet from 7:15-9:15 p.m. on the following evenings:

• Wednesday, Sept. 18;

• Wednesday, Oct. 2;

• Wednesday, Oct. 16;

• Monday, Nov. 4;

• Thursday, Nov. 14.

Women interested in joining may call the League office in Darien at 203-655-4662 or email  membership@jlsn.org. Information is also available online at jlsn.org.