Watch: Ashoka Fellow David Castro – On Photography



David Castro is the Founder and CEO of The Institute for Leadership Education and Development (I-LEAD) which seeks to transform low-income areas by guiding local leaders to earn college degrees and inspire change. David’s work has been met with great success, and he has earned fellowships from Ashoka, the Kellogg Foundation and the Eisenhower Foundation.

Through his I-LEAD charter school in Reading, Pennsylvania, David collaborated with Threshold Collective and photographer Janice Levy to create curriculum which utilizes the power of photography to foster the critical values of integrity, self-awareness, empathy, and leadership. PhotoWings sat down with David at the 2014 Ashoka U Exchange at Brown University to discuss this intersection of photography and leadership.