About The Compton Initiative:
The Compton Initiative is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 with a 40-year commitment to restore the City of Compton by painting homes, schools and churches during quarterly beautification events.
Starting with a small group of volunteers eager to show love and inspire hope, we’ve grown to thousands of caring workers of all ages and backgrounds in yellow shirts who serve across the city.
We offer community organizations, service groups and non-profits an opportunity to make a sustainable impact in Compton by instilling a sense of care and pride within each neighborhood.
The primary activity of the Compton Initiative is the quarterly workday, when we match large numbers of volunteers with 20-25 prepared work sites. Each event includes painting, debris removal, yard work and graffiti removal at homes, schools, churches and public spaces.
To date, we’ve beautified over 573 homes, 372 buildings at 30 schools, 35 church buildings, 31 public spaces, 2 medical clinics, and 134 murals.
With each beautification event, grateful residents marvel as their homes go from dull to vibrant in just a few hours, and astonished students return to freshly painted schools and a new sense of pride.
Volunteer Role & Responsibilities:
Come ready to transform an entire city and be inspired! Bring a positive attitude and a willingness to work on Saturday, January 28. Volunteers will clean and paint, so please dress comfortably in clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Donations are encouraged to help cover the cost of supplies, but not required. Visit JustDoGood.org/Donate for more information.
Projects may include: Painting schools, homes, churches, non-profits, murals, yard work, graffiti removal, block clean-ups, community gardens, and other similar activities.
Requirements: Please wear comfortable clothes that will get dirty, and closed-toe shoes. Shirts will be available for $10 each.
Benefits: Volunteers will play a major role in the transformation of Compton. They will hear inspiring speeches from community leaders and be a part of one of the largest beautification events in Los Angeles. It’s a great opportunity to meet other kind-hearted volunteers and truly make a difference!
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
400 S. Acacia Ave. Compton, CA 90220
Tags: community, volunteer, environment, painting, planting