Edison Volunteers 'Just Do Good' at Compton Campus
Dozens of Edison International employees and family members restore iconic mural, beautify charter school neighborhood.
By Casey Wian, Energized by Edison Writer
The mural on the wall outside of ISANA Academies in Compton was defaced by graffiti, covered by solid sheets of paint and overgrown with vines. That’s before about three dozen volunteers from Edison arrived on a recent Saturday morning to help with the Compton Initiative's mission to repaint the mural and clean up the campus. While the Compton Initiative has been a longstanding grant partner, this was the first volunteer event that has been held with the organization.
“The giving spirit of the Edison volunteers was evident throughout the day. Even at the completion of the event, volunteers found other ways to help, such as picking up litter around the school,” said Erika Potter, SCE community affairs specialist in Philanthropy and Community Engagement.
Last year, Edison International provided over 600 grants totaling $20 million to local nonprofits with programs focused on education, the environment, public safety & emergency preparedness and civic engagement.
Above is a photo essay highlighting the recent event.