Our Stories About Community Empowerment

Clients of the Month!

March 30, 2022

Wow – Happy March everyone! It’s been a few months since we last spoke and well this time we have some exciting items to share with you! 

DESI Friendship Day 2022

March 1, 2022

Love was definitely in the air! At the end of February, the DESI team gathered at our headquarters in East LA to welcome over 50 family members and clients for an afternoon of fun games, food, and dancing! Facilitated by…

Outreach and Advocacy

November 1, 2021

At D.E.S.I., our role in the community does not stop at providing direct services for our clients with intellectual disabilities. As we work to integrate our clients, we are committed to making the community a better place for everyone. D.E.S.I.…

Client of the Month – Miguel

October 6, 2021

We’re halfway through June but we couldn’t go on and not mention our client of the month, Miguel Lugo! A comedian, entrepreneur, and a go-getter, Miguel is working hard at starting up his very own non-profit. Through this nonprofit, he plans…

Client Of The Month – Freddy

October 6, 2021

It’s been a while since we last posted, but we are excited to share our September client of the month with you! This month we’ve selected Freddy, a recent graduate of Glendale Community College. This fall, he began his first…

What does #DisabilityPride mean to you?

October 6, 2021

At DESI, we strive daily to celebrate the talents and accomplishments of people with disabilities. We want to live in a more inclusive and equitable world and recognize there is work to be done to achieve this goal. On a…

Client of the Month – Armando

October 6, 2021

Meet May’s Client of the Month! We are so proud to highlight this individuals’ accomplishments and hard work. Armando grew up in the Southeast Los Angeles area, in the city of Bell. He has worked in various places like Metro…

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