David Michael Castillo is a native Houstonian who serves as the Operations Director for Friends of the Children - Houston. He is a visionary and productive leader with excellent management skills and an aptitude for directing company operations with a solutions-minded approach. For nearly 10 years, David has helped organizations reach their goals by ensuring the day-to-day processes run smoothly, efficiently, and without costly errors.
Before joining Friends – Houston, David worked at the City of Houston in various roles including program manager for President Obama's signature initiative, My Brother’s Keeper Houston (MBK) - serving boys and young men of color. David within Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Office of Education in Houston, TX, coordinated the youth workforce development program, Hire Houston Youth, working with private and public sector partners to facilitate employment and post-secondary opportunities for youth 16 to 24. David has a wealth of experience in non-profit, corporate, and public sectors with various organizations such as Major League Baseball, Houston Astros, Houston Food Bank, and Harris County – Precinct One.
In 2014, David was recognized by the Houston Defender as one of Houston’s Young MLK for his work and service in the community. His education includes concentrations in business, leadership, and operations from Texas Southern University and the University of Houston, but most importantly, the School of Life.
David’s leadership and creative vision have greatly benefited the corporations he has worked for and he continues in his purpose of helping organizations run smoothly leading to a deeper impact on families and children in the Greater Houston area.