Back in October 2009, Dominguez High staff and students, other Compton residents, and local volunteers began a huge undertaking — the restoration of Dominguez High School. Initial Stage One plans focused on four areas — repainting the black iron fence surrounding the school, refacing the school gym, painting the admin hallway, and an extensive remodel of the Senior Quad. There were 2 dry and dusty cactus gardens at the edge of the Quad — full of spiders and debris. The small amount of pavement grounding the Quad was worn and eventually faded into gravel. The major walk-ways leading to the quad, cafeteria, gym, and other class areas were dirt and gravel, meaning grime was constantly tracked into classrooms and through the entire campus. By the time the first phase was finished, landscaping and paving had been added in, with plans for more in the future. The school was not only beautified, but easier to maintain!
This first set of pictures shows the school before the Phase One work began. The coming sets will display the process and the results.
On July 24th, the Compton Initiative will host the next service day at Dominguez High, and the work there will continue. This is another great opportunity for us to take ownership of our community and create the changes we want to see here! Come out and join the effort — visit www.justdogood.org to learn more!