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. Lamar Taylor was born in East Garfield Park in 1991. He recalled changes in East Garfield Park and discussed issues related to young people growing up on the West Side. In 2016, he worked at Breakthrough, a social service provider on the West Side.