We're MTWB. We connect people and inspire stewardship through public space revitalization projects

“A park should be a place where you see joy every single day. That’s what we’re trying to do.” — Connor Barwin

Make a Difference

Make The World Better, is a 501(c)3 public charity founded in 2013 by Connor Barwin, and his mom Margaret Bailey, during his first season playing for the Philadelphia Eagles. In spring 2018, MTWB merged with partner organization, Urban Roots, founded by Jeffrey Tubbs in 2008. MTWB believes that communities prosper when all people have access to high-quality, accessible and fun places to play and gather.

We envision a world where people of all ages are empowered to make a difference in their communities. We believe that park revitalization projects are essential vehicles to engage communities and strengthen a shared sense of stewardship. We are fortunate to work with diverse and dynamic communities in Philadelphia to enact long-term positive change.

Recent Blogs

Check out the latest news from MTWB including recent announcements, press releases and other updates on our work and progress.