Clean Corps

About the Baltimore Clean Corps Initiative

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Funded by the American Rescue Plan (ARPA), Clean Corps is a multi-agency project, led by the Baltimore City Department of Planning as part of the  Baltimore Green Network. Clean Corps works with  Baltimore-based nonprofits in partnership with 14 neighborhoods to clean and maintain community-selected vacant lots biweekly, alleys weekly, and public trash cans daily. 

Partner nonprofits have hired unemployed or underemployed Baltimore City residents to clean and maintain community-selected sites, including maintaining vacant lots, alleys, and trash receptacles in partnership with the 16 neighborhoods’ associations and residents. 


Clean Corps 2024

Creating Strong Partnerships with the Neighborhoods

Clean Corps' mission is to work in partnership with the residents and leaders of the 14 neighborhoods.  The Clean Corps grantees are required to talk with the neighborhood associations' leaders on a weekly basis in order to get their input, expertise, and wisdom on areas to address. Each of the 14 neighborhoods' residents determined the lots and alleys that the Clean Corps crews are focusing in their neighborhood with this initiative. 

The Clean Corps neighborhoods are Arlington, Boyd-Booth/Fayette Street Outreach, Broadway East, East Baltimore Midway, Franklin Square, Greenspring, and Westport with Baltimore Corps Fellow Lamar West at as the Clean Corps contact. Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello, Darley Park, Druid Heights, Four by Four, Harlem Park, Penn North, Sandtown Winchester, and Upton with Phoebe Letsebe as the Program Manager at 

For more information about the Clean Corps program, please email or call 410-396-2929.