Jeyben Castro is currently working with the Leadership Institute (LI), one of the nation’s premier organizations responsible for training activists, students and leaders. Jeyben has come onboard LI to work specifically with our Grassroots department in our “Issues That Unite: Hispanics & Conservatism” program designed to engage the Hispanic community.
Jeyben was the Hispanic Outreach Director for Virginia working for the Republican National Committee (RNC) for the Mitt Romney for President national campaign. Working with Hispanic grassroots organizations, he built a strong volunteer force leading the way to one of the highest conservative Hispanic votes in the country. After the success of building a strong Hispanic volunteer base, he founded the Virginia chapter of the Latino National Republican Coalition (LNRC), a conservative grassroots movement that builds the Latino voting base within communities and across the nation.
Jeyben started his career serving in the United States Navy for ten years; assignments included three fleet tours, including enlisted flag duty with U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, Bahrain. After serving his country, Jeyben worked in public affairs for a Fortune 500 company assisting with corporate community citizenship and building relationships with non-profits, civil right groups, and Hispanic organizations. Jeyben worked for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute as liaison between the organization and Hispanic members of Congress.
Jeyben has been a very active volunteer with the Republican Party, canvassing and working phone banks for the 2000 and 2004 Bush /Cheney campaign. He also managed a volunteer team as a professional volunteer for the 2008 Republican National Convention in Minneapolis / St. Paul. Jeyben holds a Bachelor of Arts, Government and International Politics from George Mason University. He is an active volunteer with veteran outreach programs, children education programs and the White House.