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LA-Más: Can Co-Leadership Improve Outcomes for Organizations and the Communities they Serve?

by Nora L. Silver and Stella Chung


LA-Más is a nonprofit that combines design and architecture with policy experience to promote neighborhood resilience and elevate the voice of working-class communities of color in Northeast Los Angeles. The organization has created impactful projects from street improvements, enhanced storefronts, and affordable backyard homes. Is co-leadership or gender the keys to its success? Some stakeholders said dual leadership - with its potential for additive skill sets and professional networks - enhanced an organizations' ability to authentically support diverse communities. Others said co-leadership brought more tensions and lack of clarity to an organization's mission. This case explores whether or not a co-leadership model would benefit an organization.


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Pub Date: October 1, 2021

Discipline: Leadership

Subjects: Activism, Minority & ethnic groups, Social enterprise

Product #: B5989-PDF-ENG

Industry: Architectural services

Geography: California

Length: 8 page(s)


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