Enlighten. Empower. Engage.

We Connect Houston's Leaders
with Each Other and the City they Care About.


The mission of Leadership Houston is to enlighten, empower, and engage diverse community leaders through a broadened knowledge of Houston and increase their civic leadership capacity for the benefit of Greater Houston and its stakeholders.


A Hands-On Learning Experience

Leadership Houston's Signature Program is a ten-month journey through Houston's history, economy and development. Through two overnight retreats and eight monthly class days, the program provides exposure to Houston's key industries and affords participants a "backstage pass" into the inner workings of Greater Houston.

 Leadership Houston Class XXXVI

Leadership Houston Class XXXVI


A Close-Knit Alumni Network

Each Leadership Houston class forms a special bond through a shared experience. Alumni are offered opportunities to stay involved by serving in various alumni committees including: development, alumni and class day programs, marketing, recruitment, selection and also through board service.  Over 1900 Leadership Houston alumni contribute significantly to the private sector on a daily basis, playing key leadership roles in government agencies, nonprofit organizations, small businesses and Fortune 500 corporations. 

 Leadership Houston Board of Directors 2018-2019

Leadership Houston Board of Directors 2018-2019


Work Together to Make an Impact

Each year, the Leadership Houston class project is an opportunity to address a need in the community, and to rally a diverse group to make an impact. Recent class projects include ROGO: a multi-purpose mobile trailer designed to provide essential life supplies to youth in the Houston area, a Rain Garden at Memorial Park, a 5000 square foot mural titled "Rail to the Sea" to create art for public space,  library renovation at SHAPE Community Center, and a collaboration with the Adopt-A-Stop program to build four METRO stop shelters featuring artwork from local artists. See list of previous class projects.


Class XXXVI ROGO Project

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Join the Next Class!

We accept applications throughout the year. Check out the program overview page for more details.

 Class XXXIII Class Project – S.H.A.P.E. Community Center

Class XXXIII Class Project – S.H.A.P.E. Community Center