2018 Thrive Nominee Diosselyn Tot
From our friends at Greater Kansas City LISC:
Join us on October 11th at Thrive as Diosselyn Tot and six other honorees are recognized for their contributions to community transformation. Seven amazing award winners, live performances, locally-sourced food and drinks, and a room full of leaders passionate about transforming Kansas City’s urban core.
Diosselyn Tot has devoted countless hours to working on integrated voter engagement, citizenship clinics, and DACA renewals. In fact, El Centro credits this dedicated community organizer with creating a bridge between local community organizations and the Latino community.
The Sumner Academy graduate’s community organization roots can be traced back to her time as a member of Community Housing of Wyandotte County’s Art Squad, which painted murals to restore back alleyways in the Grandview Corridor of KCK. She also attended KU to focus on community health issues.
Her current project is an Integrated Voter Engagement model that focuses on leadership building, voter registration and education, and voter and issue campaign engagement. Diosselyn rolls up her sleeves to support families in filing applications and consulting with attorneys. She also hosts and presents Know your Rights workshops designed to educate undocumented individuals of their rights if they find themselves in uncomfortable situations.
Her community engagement work has also included art, and entrepreneurship initiatives. Along with Steve Curtis, this dynamic leader also co-founded URBANWORKS, a community building and engagement nonprofit.