Joy Esposito is Des Moines Area Community College’s (DMACC’s) new assistant director at the Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families.
Her career began in Fort Worth, Texas at a children’s advocacy center where she supported child abuse victims and their families. She then moved on to Catholic Charities where she assisted newly arrived refugees as the Resettlement Resource Coordinator.
After moving to Des Moines in 1997, Esposito continued her path serving those in need, having worked with pregnant and parenting teens, domestic violence survivors, and high school students with mental health diagnoses.
In 2015, Esposito joined the Evelyn K. Davis Center as part of a University of Iowa, National Institute of Health grant, in the Living Well Together program. She has trained in many facets of the center including benefits screening, job development and programming for formerly incarcerated individuals. She has organized the center’s Toys for Tots efforts and maintains collaborations with many community based organizations.
Esposito has a 25-year career in the social services field that is deeply rooted in empowering underrepresented individuals and families. Currently, she is serving as a board member of DMARC, the Des Moines Area Religious Council, which oversees 14 food pantry sites.
She earned her B.A. degree with a Sociology major and Spanish minor from Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon.
For more information on DMACC’S new assistant director, please contact Joy Esposito at (515) 697-7736.