Leadership ISD Harris County hosted a launch reception for community leaders and prospective Fellows on Wednesday, April 5th at La Griglia. With 75 corporate, small business, and community leaders in attendance, it was a high energy event packed with change-agents ready to do more to positively impact Houston’s educational landscape. Larry J. Payne, a longtime Houston community leader and Leadership ISD Harris County Advisory Board Chair, opened the evening with powerful food for thought and a call to action, and Patricia Arvanitis, the Executive Director of Leadership ISD, shared her compelling story of how Leadership ISD came to be and what we seek to accomplish. The event rounded off with Patra Brannon-Isaac, Regional Director for Harris County, who shared an overview of the fellowship program and how to get involved in this work across Harris County. We are grateful for all of the amazing support of the greater Houston community and are so excited to build out the inaugural cohort over the next few months.