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A Paramount, Calif.-based nonprofit on a 40-year mission to restore the nearby city of Compton is one of 15 finalists in the U.S. selected in The Atlantic and Allstate's "The Renewal Awards," according to a recent press release.
The Compton Initiative provides area groups and volunteers with "an opportunity to make an impact by instilling a sense of care and pride through painting homes, schools, and churches," the press release said.
The Compton Initiative was founded in 2006. The Renewal Awards is in its fourth year.
"Allstate makes The Renewal Awards possible because we know good ideas start at the local level, and there are many creative ways to drive positive change in communities," Stacy Sharpe, Allstate corporate senior vice president, was quoted in the press release. "We also know from the vast number of applicants that the need is great—but so too is the creativity and diversity among changemakers across the country. We are proud to support the organizations and individuals working hard to make their neighborhoods stronger."
With the finalists announced, the competition enters its public voting phase, expected to run through March 1. Five winners are expected to be announced April 3 during The Atlantic's Renewal Summit in New York.