Molly Botnick approaches a client’s needs from a ground-level view because she began her career in direct service. Garnered from her experience in social work and case management, Molly finds often that the best experts on any given issue are the people utilizing the services or experiencing the problem. She brings this principle to her work by helping to ensure that planning processes reflect community voices and that fundraising aligns with community needs.
Molly’s role at Fairmount involves research and grant writing and working with her project team to brainstorm and build an individualized approach for each client engagement. To her, finishing a project and reflecting on its life cycle and evolution is one of the most rewarding aspects of the job.
Before joining Fairmount, Molly was a Case Manager at Congreso and worked with families across Northeast Philadelphia helping to connect them to the services and programs. Molly also served as a Corps Member with City Year Philadelphia at Frankford High School where she tutored and mentored 9th graders.
- Bachelor of Arts, International Studies, Kenyon College
- Corps Member, City Year Philadelphia
- Family Empowerment Services Case Manager, Congreso de Latinos Unidos
“The organizing principles of my work are to listen to others and to utilize the tools and talents at my disposal to amplify the voices of those who often go unheard.”