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The PMBC Story

For more than 70 years, the Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee (PMBC) has helped bring positive change to neighborhoods throughout our City. Through our network of dedicated Block Captains, we work to organize events, provide support, and empower residents to come together for a more beautiful Philadelphia.

From a few hundred cleanups in the early years, there are now more than 9,000 cleaning and beautification activities each year. Over 90,000 volunteers, assisting Block Captains and their neighbors, community groups and their units, all working together to beautify blocks and our City.

Making Philly more beautiful goes beyond cleaning our streets. It’s giving the neighborhood a cause to rally behind. Something more to take pride in, together. It’s encouraging neighbors to do their part and inspiring blocks to come together. It’s securing an even greater quality of life for your family. Your neighbors. Our City.


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