National Security Director

Javier A. Caicedo Figueroa

Javier Caicedo is a Puerto Rican - Colombian from Newark, New Jersey. Starting at a young age he has been involved in his community - from joining the Latino Scholars Program at Rutgers-Newark while in high school to contributing as a volunteer with the statewide Puerto Rican Day Parade of New Jersey and Fiesta Patronales in Newark. He also volunteered in voter registration drives for young new voters in his community that participated in city, county and statewide elections.

While a student at Rutgers-Newark Javier served on three boards. He served as vice president of Cuban Culture Committee, senior advisor to Puerto Rican Organization, and was a committee member in Latinos United Networking America. He currently serves as the coordinator/organizer of the Puerto Rican Day Parade of Newark, New Jersey and Boricua Music Festival. He is also a board member and Director of Coaching and Mentorship for Just One Neighborhood Program. Just One Neighborhood Program offers mentorship to urban youth through recreational sports. Javier was recently awarded the "Statewide Recreational Coach of the Year 2016" by New Jersey Youth Soccer.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria a nonprofit organization called Tainas Unidas was born from a group of grassroots leaders that began relief efforts in their community. Javier was one of their first volunteers in helping to organize donations coming in, packaging, inventory, and shipping. He is still contributing to relief efforts with Taina Unidas. 

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