Growing Up in Chicago

This interview was conducted November 26, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Natalia Beltran (16) interviewed her mom, Erica Avila (36) about her childhood in Humboldt Park and how living in such a troubled neighborhood shaped her into the woman she is...

Words with a Beautiful Friend

I speak with Savannah Kelley about the memories we’ve made and what has brought us to the points in our lives we’ve reached today.

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This interview was about life challenges and encouragement for me.

Happiest Memories

In this interview, conducted on November 23rd, 2017, a loving mother of three, Evangeline Cancel explains her childhood experiences and life story prior to moving to New York to work as a Registered Nurse in Elmhurst Hospital. She explains how...

Works of Encouragement

Jacob talks about the most influential people in his life and how they have impacted the person he has grown to be. He continues to expand on how his track coach in particular provides him with the encouragement he needs...

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Elijah Cummings and Roswell Encina

Congressman Elijah Cummings (64) talks to Roswell Encina (45) about the impact the Enoch Pratt Library has had on his life since being in Special Education as a child, and his gratitude to the librarians who encouraged him to excel.