Community members from DDI Walk

Continuing to Celebrate Black History Month

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Joseph joined the DDI family in 2002 and since then he has served in many roles within the agency, including Direct Support Professional, Community Integration Specialist, and an Employment Specialist/Job Coach in our Adult Day Services Program. 

Joseph Muniz

He enjoys working for DDI and making positive changes in the lives of the individuals he supports. “Working with them every day is so much fun and brings me so much happiness,” Muniz shared.

Outside of work, Joseph credits being a great father with the skills he has developed over the years working at DDI. Joseph is also a talented artist. Joseph works with many different mediums in art to express his creativity. Joseph works with pastel pencils, charcoal, acrylic paints, airbrushing, spray painting, graphic design and Procreate digital hand-drawn art. Joseph has shared his artistic talents with us in the creation of the beautiful piece below.

He created this particular artwork specifically for Black History Month because of its meaning to him. “It is very important to celebrate Black History Month so we can remember how far we all have come as a nation. That we as the people of the United States are all created equal,” Muniz shared.

Black History Month 2021 artwork

His inspiration for this artwork is Kamala Harris. “I wanted this piece to be abstract and to represent how far the African American community has come with changing our history and representing a new United States of America,” Muniz shared. 

We are grateful for Joseph’s dedication and service to DDI and appreciate his voice and his artistic talents.