American Dream Interview with Ms. Lori Link

Mrs.Link told us about how her ancestors moved from Europe to Minnesota and how she moved all the way to Virginia without knowing anyone and how she has achieved her American Dream and how accomplished the way she wanted to...

Introduction to Grandpa Smith

Grandpa Smith’s reflections on work ethic...... what it was for him and the mind set for being a good worker.

Justin Ferrell and Elsabe Dixon

Justin (26) and Ina (26) talk about their work at the Danville Regional Foundation and how they want to contribute in making Danville a better place to live.

Interview with Shawn

I interviewed my stepfather, who works in IT at the Univeristy or Iowa

In a moms world

The harder you work the luckier you become. Always try your best.

Jorge’s Interview

In this interview, we talked about my fathers life growing up. We also spoke about his work ethic.

Profile Interview: My Dad and I

We started with my dads childhood, worked our way through his early educational life focusing on college and his first job. Then, I let him reflect on his current job and the balance between working and family.

The Words You Keep

As an athletic trainer that I visit daily, Emily has played such a large part in my well-being, not only physically but mentally and emotionally as well. One of Emily’s largest goals in life is to have a lasting and...

Growing up

My dad talks about what it was like growing up working for his dad and the different challenges and life lessons that came from doing so.

Rick Willis and Sean Gallagher

One Small Step participants, Rick Willis (60) and Sean Gallagher (47), discuss their upbringing, their relationship with their fathers, and how personal political beliefs.

Family is the Foundation for Living your Best Life

Today we talked about important family members and what they have taught us.

Neil Rambana and Elizabeth Ricci

Spouses, Neil Rambana (52) and Elizabeth Ricci (46), reflect on the role “the American Dream” has played in their lives, discuss the work they do as immigration attorneys, and look forward to their daughters’ future.

Diving deeper into my roommates life.

We discussed her fathers low income growing up and how that prompted him to make a life for himself. We also talked about her favorite childhood memories of getting up on a wake board as well as advice she has...

Interviewing Mom

Life goals, work ethic, and achievements.

The Most Important Moments In Life

In this interview, Evelyn, my grandmother, talked about her childhood memories and how she learned how to use her patience. The one thing she said was “never ever step down.” This phrase means you can be anything you want to...


In this interview Aida shares her traditions from her family, what she’s grateful for and her experience as an immigrant.

Ramell Dash comes out to tell how his life was growing up
September 30, 2018 App Interview

In this interview, Conducted in September 2018 in New York, Ramell Dash talks to us about his experience through trial and error growing up and how it shaped him to the man he is now.

The Life of a Single Working Parent

My mother, Alma Palafox, talks about her life experience as a working single mother and a child of immigrant parents. The interview is significant to me because of the important parenting advice she shared with me during the time of...

Choose the Right with all Your Might and Things May Go Your Way

Today I talked with my sweet mom Melinda and got to know some more details about her childhood and young adulthood. She discusses good memories in her life from summers in Kansas to work and raising her kids.

Thaddeus Murphy’s Take on Progressing from a Poor Childhood to a Successful Lawyer

Thad Murphy discusses his timeline from working as a minor in order to help his family to working at his education and law school. He discusses law school as he experienced it: difficult and stressful, yet fulfilling and gratifying. Additionally,...