Molly van den Heuvel

2019 Champions   |   Philadelphia

Molly is a Philadelphia native that has worked with city youths for seven years. Over the years she has promoted literacy, worked to lessen the digital divide, brought about a greater understanding of diverse populations, built up STEAM programming, and implemented sensory programming. Additionally, Molly has fostered nature, horticulture, and healthy eating programs for children in the community by partnering with area organizations.

Bringing Out the Library

Bringing Out the Library will create an accessible open-access community collaborative space out of the currently unused concrete patio in front of the Andorra Library. The project will allow the community to gather without any restrictions to cost or accessibility, enabling those from all walks of life to interact as equals through collaboration and programs. It will allow differently-abled seniors, adults, and children to participate in the existing nature programming held by the library and other community partners that are traditionally held in inaccessible parks and trails.