Daniel Banguel is a Community Organizer, Motivational Speaker, and a Community Advocate. Banguel is an elected member of the Louisiana Democratic State Central Committee that represents East and West Baton Rouge for the 29th District. Banguel also represents Congressional District 2 on the Louisiana Democratic Party Executive Leadership Team. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and Southern University A&M College. While in college he studied in areas of Business Administration, Finance, and Political Science. Banguel has been featured as the keynote speaker at various schools and community outreach events and have also given several interviews to local newspaper, radio and TV stations about topics such as: Anti-Bullying, Education, Politics, Crime Prevention, and Economic Development.
Banguel has served the community in many ways to bring awareness to national topics in hopes to bring the community a solution to these problems. Banguel has been a featured guest on many programs which include: a featured panelist on the Louisiana Public Broadcasting televised show, Bullying in Louisiana, special guest on “Black and White” a state wide television show hosted by Diana Andrews, A featured panelist at the Southern University Division of Continuing Education’s Statewide Conference “Bullying: A Call for Action”, a keynote speaker for the Grandparents raising Grandchildren Annual State Wide Conference, and Banguel has also served as a featured panelist along with many state elected officials on community projects.
Banguel founded the Louisiana Educational Advancement Project (LEAP), where he serves as Chief Executive Officer.
LEAP’s mission is to make sure children in at-risk communities are equip with the basic fundamental tools of life so that they may be successful. These tools of life are character traits such as: leadership, character build up, discipline, and determination. Banguel believe that LEAP will begin to systematically change the culture in poverty stricken communities by impacting the youth of the community.
Banguel is the co-host of Pounding the Pavement, a community radio show that talk about issues that affect the community by giving solutions to the issues. Banguel also uses his radio show to give people in the community a platform to share their thoughts and ideas on how to make their community better