Volunteer Compton 1/25/20

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The Compton Initiative

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Quick Overview: 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.

Mission or Broader Program Description:

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 on quarterly workdays in partnership with individual volunteers and other organizations.

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.

Impact: To date, we’ve beautified over 740 homes, 458 buildings at 43 schools, 42 church buildings, 60 public spaces, 2 medical clinics and 201 murals. With each beautification event, 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 Roles and Responsibilities: Volunteers will work at worksites that may include painting, debris removal, yard work and graffiti removal at homes, schools, churches and public spaces.

Requirements: Volunteers are required to work from 8:00am-12:00pm.
* Any volunteer under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian which they can get if they email info@justdogood.org.

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About The Compton Initiative


8303 Alondra Blvd., Paramount, CA 90723, US

Mission Statement

The Compton Initiative exists to partner with other entities (churches, business, community residents) to bring restoration and hope to the community of Compton. The Compton Initiative is a 40 year commitment that includes a thousand acts of service (one day at a time) , that will assist in the transformation of the community of Compton.


Yellow shirts spread throughout Compton, California. Silver ladders surround a home. Green Rosemary bushes sink their roots into the soil. Red scrapers blur in fast motion. Black trash bags line the sidewalk. Blue paint saturates a fresh roller. Brown work gloves pat a shoulder. White teeth appear through upturned lips, again and again.

The white smiles belong to the young and the old, the poor and the affluent, the brown, and the black, and the white. They gather together on the streets of Compton amidst a myriad of colors for a JustDoGood work day.

Compton is changing; for the good. But it hasn't always been that way. Compton is notorious for its athletes and rappers, but also for its crime and poverty.

The change in Compton is an outpouring from the hearts of the people right in Compton who love their city. The mayor, city council, local businesses, civic and religious organizations have partnered together to form one united-yellow-shirted force for change in Compton.


Sat Jan 25, 2020


400 S. Acacia Ave.Compton, CA 90221




  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
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  • 8:00am-12:00pm

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