Breakthrough Urban Ministries, a community based organization that provides social services on Chicago's West Side, and the Chicago History Museum collaborated on this oral history project. The Museum worked with Breakthrough's Film Crew, a group of nine young people from East Garfield Park and other West Side communities, to conduct these interviews. Breakthrough and the East Garfield Park Youth Collaborative recruited most of the narrators. Carolyn Crockett, born in 1971, lived "off and on" in East Garfield Park her entire life. In 2005, she started working with Breakthrough, a social service provider on the West Side. She was the program assistant in the Women's Center. Discussing change over time, Ms. Crockett explained that while the neighborhood felt like home to her in 2016, she also felt unsafe in it. In addition to the impactful youth programming, she believed further support was needed in bringing back businesses.