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David Castro

I-LEAD, Inc.
President and CEO

Ashoka Fellow David Castro founded the Institute for Leadership Education, Advancement & Development (I-LEAD) to help challenged communities realize their full potential by identifying grassroots leaders and preparing them to be agents of change. Castro’s overarching goal is to expand post-secondary educational opportunities to low-income communities. Castro created I-LEAD to serve community-based leaders educational needs. I-LEAD combines organization, negotiation and conflict resolution, emotional intelligence, and systems thinking curriculum into a program unlike any other. Through this project, Castro aims to empower leaders in marginalized communities and give them the tools they need to flourish. Ultimately, he hopes to see people using their knowledge to liberate themselves from entrenched poverty and create the wealth and opportunities they seek. David is the author of Genership, Arch Street Press (2012).

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