David Castro

David Castro is a graduate of Haverford College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  In 1993, following a successful career in private practice and as a Philadelphia prosecutor, he was awarded a Fellowship in the Kellogg Foundation National Leadership Program.  He devoted his Fellowship to studying community leadership and its relation to improving quality of life.  In 1995 Castro founded the Institute for Leadership Education, Advancement & Development (I-LEAD) to help challenged communities realize their full potential by identifying leaders and preparing them to be agents of change.  In 2002, Castro was awarded an Eisenhower Fellowship, which he used to study leadership and its impact on economic and community development in Turkey.  In 2009, in recognition of his work in community leadership and education, Castro was named an Ashoka Fellow by the Ashoka Global Funds for Social Change.  He is the author of Genership (Arch Street Press, 2012).

Ashoka U Exchange

We are pleased to officially announce that the 2017 Exchange will be hosted by Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida, on March 2-4, 2017.

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