Councilman Andre Spicer (Courtesy photo)

On Tuesday, Jan. 23, Compton Councilmember Andre Spicer hosted a transformative community event, the “New Year, New Me” Expungement and Resource Fair, at the Dollarhide Community Center. The fair aimed to empower Compton residents by providing essential services and support.

Services offered during included expungements, legal services (post-conviction relief), family law assistance, tax services, employment support, emergency housing resources, permanent and transitional housing information, job readiness programs, high school diploma assistance, substance abuse services, family reunification support, Medicare enrollment assistance, and more.

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“As we start the new year, it’s heartening to see the community actively participating in the fair to better their lives. The ‘New Year, New Me’ event is dedicated to providing crucial resources, empowering individuals, and sparking positive transformations,” expressed Spicer.

“A big thank you to our community partners for their collaborative efforts.”

Several organizations and institutions collaborated on this event including Los Angeles Mission, Los Angeles Unified School District, LARRP/DOORS, Shields For Families, Five Keys, Loyola Law School, Pepperdine Legal Aid Clinic, Law Office Of The Public Defender, WellCare Health Plan, AADAP, and CHIRP/LA.

“This event has been a game-changer for me and others in our community” said Travon, a Compton resident and participant in the resource fair.

“The support I received here has given me a renewed sense of hope and opportunity.”