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The Compton Initiative is a non-profit charitable group that organizes over 1,500 volunteers to do quarterly service projects within Compton in efforts to bring hope and restoration to the city. Volunteers arrive into Compton from all over Southern California including colleges, churches and other service groups to work side by side with Compton residents and neighbors. In one day, over 1,500 volunteers are sent to 30 different worksites. The worksites include painting:an Elementary School, murals, nearby homes, block-clean ups, planting community gardens and other similar community beautification efforts.The workday starts with all 2,000 of our expected volunteers arriving at the rally location as early as 6:45am. Volunteers will sign or submit release waivers, receive name tags, then enjoy a light breakfast. After Breakfast, volunteers find their worksite on the poles. Local Compton leadership speakers will start the rally around 7:15am. By 7:45am, all 2,000 volunteers are sent out to 30 different worksites. The worksites includes painting, cleaning and building great relationships with other volunteers. Volunteers work at their worksite until around noon. Then pizzas for lunch will be delivered.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
8303 Alondra Blvd., Paramount, CA 90723, US
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.
400 S. Acacia Ave.Compton CourthouseCompton, CA 90220
April 27, 2020