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. Ebone Dillard lived in East Garfield Park since she was eight years old. Upon moving to the neighborhood, her family lived at West Walnut Street and North Francisco Avenue. Ms. Dillard was an active employee at Learn Charter School. She regularly attended classes at Breakthrough,a social services provider on the West Side, and sent her children to participate in programming there.