This is the story of Leoard Steffens working around the World.

Alisha Starr age 39 Leonard Steffens age 71 Traveling around the World, seeing the difference in Countries. Difference in todays age kids and kids when Leonard was a kid.

William's Journey (en Español)

William discusses his migration from Puerto Rico to Chicago, his struggle with addiction, how to be resilient in the face of adversity, how poverty affected not only him but his family and how organizations like La Casa Norte help alleviate...

Leslie Hoyt and Emily Hatch

One Small Step conversation partners Leslie Hoyt (66) and Emily Hatch (34) discuss their differing political beliefs, feelings around motherhood, and find common ground around experiences of loss and grief.

Family Roots

This interview was about my father’s life and how he was an immigrant and how he came to the United States of America

Imelda Guimary-My Mom

Where you come from does not determine where you are going. -Tony Evans

Roger: "It could happen to anybody."

Roger sits down with a member of EZRA’s Social Action Team to discuss financial crisis and equitable access to mental health care.

The Economic Divide

The economic divide is widening. Students who live in high poverty live 20 minutes away from students with high wealth and it’s not fair.

“Si yo pudiera retroceder el tiempo, lo haría.” (If I could go back in time, I would.)

I interviewed my mother about her growing up as a child in poverty and how that impacted her today. She also talked about the value of family and how you shouldn’t take them for granted, like she told me “Tu...

Interview 1 of 4 – Calvin Holland III devotes his life to service to others, as did many of his illustrious ancestors.

Interview 1 of 4 - Calvin Holland III devotes his life to service to others, as did many of his illustrious ancestors. Calvin had a difficult youth but always had the solid teachings and love of his grandmother and his...

Maynard "Dick" Dixon

"There wasn't nothin' goin' on around there anyway:" A grandfather's stories from Rainelle, WV to Hopewell, VA. Maynard "Dick" Dixon tells stories from his childhood and brief career in coal mining in Rainelle, WV, a stint in Arlington, VA, and...

Molly Brady and Charity Brady

Sisters Molly Brady (29) and Charity Brady (46) discuss their passion for teaching, the specific challenges schools and teachers continue to face due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and their hopes for the future of education.

Ihsan Haque and Joe Hicks

One Small Step conversation partners Dr. Ihsan Haque (67) and Joe Hicks (63) talk about the division in this country, their religious faiths, and their political beliefs.

Quyen Tran and Bob Casanta

Bob Casanta (72) interviews his friend and colleague, Quyen Tran (43), about her experience relocating to New Jersey with her family as Vietnamese refugees. They also discuss the way that sports and drag performance led Quyen Tran to herself as...

Momentos más importantes(Most important moments)

We talked about my grandma’s life (Hablamos sobre la vida de mi abuelita)

Angela Price block 4, GTL

My mom explained how she came to this country, and established her life and career. She also described what life was like growing up in Brazil, and shared some of her hardships & happy moments with me.

Growing Up in Poverty

I interviewed my mom on what it was like growing up in poverty.

Exploring Poverty, Environmental Justice, & Solutions

Interviewee : Zebadiah Francis (Social Action Group 38 leader) Interviewer: Maria Ordenana Add to existing research about perceptions and experiences of those who experience homelessness in relation to how environmental factors compounded their experience with homelessness. Questions center around the...