The Compton Initiative exists to partner with other entities (organizations, clubs, schools, business, community residents) to bring restoration and hope to the community of Compton. The Compton Initiative is a 40 year commitment that includes a thou... Read more
The Compton Initiative exists to partner with other entities (organizations, clubs, schools, 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.
Our primary work consists of painting the exterior of homes, schools, and other buildings in the city of Compton. We also do minor construction i.e. replacing rotting wood, doors and windows, as well as yard work and tree trimming. Our volunteers do not need to have any prior experience in any of this work, but just need to come with an open heart and the willingness to serve the community. We supply all the volunteers with the materials and equipment needed and have directors and leaders overseeing each project. Our workdays are on Saturdays and last from 7am til noon. We provide breakfast and lunch for all the volunteers.
This is a 4 time a year event that works with many different community groups. There are many organizers so you don't feel lost finding something to do and it is an organization for the people by the people. I really enjoyed working with this group.
by Michelle D. from Signal Hill, CA
(July 18, 2009)
This organization gives people a chance to serve in a community that desires to change for the better. There are many ways to volunteer and they are all rewarding! For instance, The Compton Initiative has an Education Team that brings volunteer readers to a Compton school once a week. It's amazing to see how the kids respond to the stories and the readers. Other ways to volunteer are to work on the designated Saturdays out in the community, cleaning up or painting or just blessing a family. Cities are changed, lives are changed. I have been so grateful to be a part of this organization.