Just Doing Good in Compton
By Charles Jackson Jr.
City Pride Magazine caught dozens of people doing good in Compton working together to beautify the community. The Compton Initiative is a nonprofit organization founded in 2006 with a 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, they have grown to thousands of caring workers of all ages and backgrounds in yellow shirts who serve across the city.
They offer community organizations, service groups, and nonprofits an opportunity to make a sustainable impact in Compton by instilling a sense of care and pride within each neighborhood with their painting services.