Losing both of his parents in the span of less than two years has given Denzel Jacobs an appreciation for the simple things in life.
Early on, Steve Hampton’s lifestyle was harming others and himself. While serving a 10-year prison sentence, he found a reason for hope.
As a child, Martha Freeman fought for those who couldn’t fight for themselves. She has continued that fight, only in a different way.
Keiarra Travis came to Milwaukee as a child because her mother couldn’t support all six of her children. Now a teenager, she’s learning to care for herself and her family.
Growing up on Chicago’s west side, Patricia Williams lived in almost-constant fear. When she became a mother, she decided it was time for a change.
A lot has changed since Tony Tyra was a boy growing up fatherless in Milwaukee’s central city. But so has he.
From growing up in one of Milwaukee’s most challenged neighborhoods to running a business of her own, Kathy Kingcaid has lived her life with no regrets.
Despite growing up in a strict and narrow religious tradition, Brian Anders has pursued experiences to broaden his perspective and, in doing so, has learned to rely on himself.
Though a series of misfortunes have brought Lavelle Kyles to Milwaukee, he’s found a way to come to terms with where he is.
Though he’s encountered challenges growing up in the city, James Taylor still hesitates to leave it behind.