Leadership Houston Scholarship
Lone Star Veterans Association's mission of community building is led by our Community Leaders. We support and promote those servant leaders into greater visibility and positions of leadership in our Houston Community. With that as a focus we are proud to supply Leadership Houston with talented leaders from our Community Leader Program.
The mission of Leadership Houston is to enlighten, empower, and engage leaders in the Houston community. We offer a signature class and alumni programs. They connect community leaders to the city they care about.
Leadership Houston is a ten-month journey through Houston's economy, history, and growth plans. Through two overnights and a monthly class day, the program provides exposure to Houston's key industries, including energy, healthcare, education, and government.
Each Leadership Houston class forms a special bond through a shared experience. Many like to stay involved through board service and class day planning. Alumni include 1,800+ leaders in business and government.
Each year, the class project is an opportunity to address a need in the community, and to rally a diverse group to make an impact. Previous class projects included a 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.
Carlis served as a Marine and in the Reserves. He now resides in Houston, near his two children, a daughter and a son. After a tough battle with cancer, Carlis resolved to reach out to help others. He has become an inspirational force for many, in both body and spirit. He has spent the last 10 years working for FMC and has been a member of the American Legion Post 127 in Tomball for the last 7 years. Carlis has a need to get out into the community and help others. When asked why he would like to become a Community Leader for Lone Star Veterans', Carlis responded "Simply put, I want to inspire and help our people."