Leadership Arlington


​We’re a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is focused ​on the development of the next generation of community leaders. ​



Adult Leadership Arlington

youth leadership arlington

Arlington Leaders Developed... So Far!

Years (and counting!) Developing Leaders

Who we are and how we seek to impact Arlington, Texas:

The program seeks to identify potential community leaders, educate them regarding civic engagement and leadership opportunities, and provides the graduate, and their sponsoring company, access to a wide network of like-minded professional leaders.  Leadership Arlington is committed to identifying leaders from various geographic, ethnic, occupational, and economic segments of Arlington. 

One of our most valued traditions is the Youth Leadership Arlington program.  The Youth program provides the opportunity for high school juniors to develop their leadership skills by participating in a variety of activities that give them an in-depth look at city operations, community issues, civic engagement, and social services in Arlington.  In fact, did you know that for every adult that signs up – one youth is sponsored to complete the Youth Leadership Arlington program? 

What People Are Saying:

“Leadership Arlington is a great organization that is doing great things for our city. Their Youth program helps teach leadership to our students and the Adult program gives an in-depth look at our city, community issues and cultivates leaders that will be civically engaged” 

Jim Ross

Mayor, City of Arlington, TX

I will always cherish my Leadership Arlington experience. The sincere friendships are life long and the time spent learning about how and where to give back is priceless. I learned more about my city and what makes it tick than I have anywhere else. Everything is amazing from the group leaders to the sessions and the amazing opportunities they create for each individual.

Scott Parsinen

Founder & CEO The Parsinen Group

"Leadership Arlington was a unique experience that expanded my community connections and enabled me to broaden my knowledge of resources in Arlington. I highly recommend the program to newcomers as well as life-long Arlington residents, it's a great way to get plugged in!"

Tony Rutigliano

Entrepreneur, Business Owner

Leadership Arlington was one of the best leadership development and networkng experiences I've participated in. Exposure to the variety of opportunities to serve our community has led to ways for me to give back that I never knew existed. In addition, the relationships that I built across such a diverse group of individuals has been rewarding both personally and professionally!

Brig Serman

Leadership Arlington is a one-of-a-kind experience, with endless networking opportunities. Learning so much about what the City has to offer and understanding the need for all industries to come together to keep this City viable is truly amazing. Every day I find myself thinking about ways I can contribute to the growth of Arlington. I appreciate Leadership Arlington for providing the roadmap to navigate and be effective in Arlington

Leadership Arlington blew away my expectations and the experience in the program is irreplaceable. Learning about Arlington and where we can make an impact in the growth of our city was the best part of the program. Changes to anything starts with courageous conversations that are led by leaders and this program helps you find your place. Thank you Leadership Arlington for the relationships, experience and growth!

Jamil Ahmed

Financial Advisor Edward Jones

As an Arlington native whose heart has been rooted in this community my whole life, Leadership Arlington provided the knowledge to match with the passion I have for the City and its people. Understanding the mechanisms of the City economics, learning what organizations address what problems, and connecting with several key stakeholders and like-minded individuals has had a tremendous impsct on my mission of creating more value for the underserved communities of Arlington. Would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to help build this great community. 10/10

Experience Leadership Arlington

Our Founding Partners

Our Partners & Sponsors

Servant Leaders

Jack Webb, Edward Jones
Sutton, Frost, Cary, LLP

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Leadership Arlington, Texas, Inc.

​c/o JLA Center for Community Service
​4002 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas  76013

ph: 682.268.1628

e: information@leadershiparlingtontx.org