Hey, This is our Backyard: A New Leadership Story on One Organization's Fight Against Pollution in Their Community

Whether though traditional case studies or through a leadership story, leadership is an important skill for students to hone during their masters program. Since their publication on the Electronic Hallway last year, the ethnographies and leadership stories developed through a partnership between the Evans School of Public Affair’s Electronic Hallway and the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service’s Research Center for Leadership in Action have been used by numerous members of the Electronic Hallway from a variety of fields. These documents provide a different approach for faculty to show how leaders in a variety of settings have navigated challenges and how they have lead their organizations in successful and innovative ways.

We have recently added a new leadership story to this collection that discusses pollution abatement in Austin, Texas. The community organization, People Organized in Defense of Earth and her Resources (PODER), exercises a number of leadership techniques to protect the environment and the health of the community members. The leadership story, Keeping Industrial Polluters Out of Austin’s Latino and African American Communities: From Dumping Ground to Fertile Fields for Community Action, will add a new perspective on how to address multiple challenges facing an organization.

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