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. Latoya Winters was born in 1988 in Chicago. She lived in East Garfield Park and worked at Marillac House, a social services provider for families. She discussed her work as an activist using poetry. Her most well known poem reflected the loss she and the community faced.