Lennis McDuffie talks about how a years-long struggle with drugs came to an end.
Bob Olin has owned the Sherman Perk Coffee Shop for 14 years. He knows what is important to the community by the conversations customers have in his shop.
Terry Ellis, 44, who is an oldest child and spent time in group homes, talks about coming to understand his mother’s past struggles.
Steven Tipton, 61, explains his job as a crossing guard at the corner of 35th and Brown streets, near the Westside Academy II in the Washington Park neighborhood.
Patricia Huff, 57, was molested as a child and became a drug addict and alcoholic. She’s been clean for nine years.
Jamaal Russell, 36, of the Riverwest neighborhood, went back to school to study graphic design at MATC in 2012.
Corey Nash, 17, talks about a random shooting at a house party that killed a friend of his.
For about 10 years, Rick Becker and his wife, Debbie, have organized a meal program every Wednesday at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1127 S. 35th St. in the Layton Boulevard West neighborhood. With the help of volunteers — including Judy Loth, who founded the program — they have served more than 300,000 meals over the years.
Preston Jones, who is staying at the Milwaukee Rescue Mission, 830 N. 19th St., talks about why he hasn’t gone to family members for help.
Demitrius White, a former pro soccer player, talks about how playing the sport at Northcott Neighborhood House at age 11 changed the course of his life.