Rita DiVito and Henry Snyder

Rita DiVito tells her story about teaching and living in one of Chicago’s high rise developments.

Xavier McElrath-Bey and James Dold

Xavier McElrath-Bey (43) and James Dold (36) reflect on their childhood and the people that helped them become the men they are today.

Anthony McDuffie and Jesse Maroney

Anthony "Bomani" McDuffie (34) shares with his friend Jesse Maroney (37) about his life growing up in South Los Angeles, the impact of the loss of his father, and how hyper-policing and trauma from his childhood lent itself to his...

Will & Dom: From College to Co-worker

We went to college together, but barely spoke. 8 years later we're coworkers and we're growing a friendship!

Alvin Tull and Gail Blumberg

Gail Blumberg (54) interviews Alvin Tull (55) about his experiences growing up involved in gangs and graffiti in Philadelphia, becoming addicted to drugs and alcohol, and participating in the "Back On My Feet" running program as part of getting clean...

Christine Booth and Jon Giaimo

Christine Booth (46) and One Small Step partner Jon Giaimo [no age given] discuss the consequences of social media, the Black Lives Matter movement, the homelessness crisis, and America's position in the war in Ukraine.

Police Harassment Due to Gangs/Gang Violence and surviving such an environment without joining one

In this interview, we discussed Justin Garrett’s experience growing up into a very hostile environment. Also, we discussed how you can prevail from any kind of circumstances.

Mr. Green

Mr. Green is my former 7th grade science teacher and is now my advising counselor for a college prep program called Upward Bound. Growing up he faced challenges and preserved to get to where he is today. He has been...

How my life was like im mexico as a teen

Luis talks about how when he was young there were alot of gangs and religion helped him picked the right way and now has a good life

Oral History Project

Childhood experience of considering joining a gang

Final Interview

I interview Catherine Pena on her life story

Interviewing my dad

He's explaining how he grew up and how his aspects on life has changed.

An Irish in Little Italy

I sat down to talk with my grandmother about our family and some stories about interactions with the mafia.

The Numbers Racket in our Apartment

My dad remembers his mother. There are some comments he makes that are offensive, but he says he is a product of his time. I however apologize if someone takes offense. From a cultural perspective, it does clearly show a...