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GSSWGraduate School of Social Work

Molly Calhoun

Clinical Assistant Professor
MSW, University of Denver


  • positive youth development
  • early literacy interventions
  • community development in public housing neighborhoods
  • refugee families


Clinical Assistant Professor Molly Calhoun has served as executive director of the University of Denver’s Bridge Project since 2010, and was appointed to the GSSW faculty in 2013.

The Bridge Project seeks to provide educational opportunities for children living in Denver’s public housing neighborhoods so they graduate from high school and attend college or learn a trade.

Calhoun’s affiliation with Bridge began in 2003 when she completed her GSSW foundation year field internship at one of the program’s sites.

Before being named executive director, she served as the Bridge Project’s program director and scholarship coordinator, supervising the directors of the four program sites and tracking the progress of former Bridge participants who were attending college or trade school.

Before earning her MSW, Calhoun served as afterschool program coordinator in San Francisco’s Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center.