Clean Block Officer since 2013
Together, Yvonne Garner and her North Philadelphia Block Captains are changing the mindset of the 22nd District. Their passion and energy has brought a surge of pride back into the community, and now more and more neighbors are joining together to help create and maintain clean, safe and beautiful blocks. “To my Block Captains, to my volunteers, this is home,” says Yvonne. “Many of them are older and have raised children and grandchildren in this area. It’s important for them to keep our momentum going.” All throughout her district, Yvonne and her volunteers are bridging the generational gap, and inspiring the next wave of PMBC volunteers to step forward. By providing the necessary guidance, information, tools and support, she is encouraging people of all ages to step up, and get involved.
"Keeping the line of communication open between PMBC, the older generations and the youth is so important. The energy the young people bring is incredible. Together, we can bring a renewed respect for keeping this City beautiful."