EmPower Place

How might we nourish the bodies and minds of our most vulnerable children?


Holly led the co-creation and grant funding that enabled EmPower Place to become a reality. The project embeds a learning center that is one part library, one part science museum, and one part meal program into Missoula’s popular Food Bank and Community Center. Serving neighborhood children and visitors to the Food Bank, through programming that is rich with role model engagement, STEM, and early childhood literacy, it recently was awarded an Association of Science Technology Centers Edgy award for community and visitor engagement.