About Us

About Us

We believe community-based redevelopment projects have a unique ability to strengthen neighborhoods by creating a sense of ownership over public spaces. We engage residents in all phases of a project, from concept to construction to ongoing programming and upkeep. We design with and for the community—pushing beyond typical play space design: we’ve built community garden plots and a media lab; we have painted murals and all of our projects have included green stormwater infrastructure.

Mission & Vision

Make The World Better connects people and inspires stewardship through public space revitalization projects. We envision a world where all people are empowered to make an impact on their communities.


Founder & President

Connor Barwin is the Founder and Board President of the Make The World Better Foundation. He retired after a successful ten year career in 2019 and now serves as Special Assistant to the General Manager for the Philadelphia Eagles. He was drafted by the Houston Texans in ’09 in the second round and played for...