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. Patricia Lyles was born in Chicago in 1948 and lived in East Garfield Park for over sixty-five years. She graduated from Beidler Elementary School and described the neighborhood in her youth as "family oriented." In her interview, she discussed the changes she saw in East Garfield Park throughout her life. Ms. Lyles also emphasized the positive changes that the neighborhood had seen in more recent years around 2016.