Award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown joins Clorox and Thrive Collective to celebrate the transformative power of clean at a new Youth Opportunity Hub in Harlem, New York, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. The space was cleaned with a grant from Clorox and the help of 250 community volunteers to create new possibilities for youth as an arts hub and mentoring center. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Clorox/AP Images)
Award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown joins Clorox and Thrive Collective to celebrate the transformative power of clean at a new Youth Opportunity Hub in Harlem, New York, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. The space was cleaned with a grant from Clorox and the help of 250 community volunteers to create new possibilities for youth as an arts hub and mentoring center. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Clorox/AP Images)

Sterling K. Brown practically oozes empathy and compassion on TV each week as Randall Pearson, everyone’s favorite dorky-yet-lovable dad on This Is Us. In real life, Sterling also knows a thing or two about domestic life as the proud dad of two boys and husband to the beautifully talented Ryan Michelle Bathe. Simply put, there’s plenty to admire about the 41-year-old actor.

Sterling recently partnered with Clorox and the nonprofit organization Thrive Collective to launch a new arts and crafts hub for at-risk kids in Harlem, NY, proving he really has just as big a heart as his This Is Us character. POPSUGAR caught up with the Emmy and Golden Globe winner, who was tapped to host the event and delivered a moving speech to an eager group of children waiting to greet him. There, he explained the significance of his latest initiative and how it bridges the gap between art and community service.

“What we learned through research that Clorox has conducted is not only does cleaning make you a more productive human being, but children who grow up in a clean space are more empathetic,” he shared. “They become…

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