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“You grow up, you have kids and everything changes”

Farence Rogers walks down Historic Mitchell Street on his way back home from El Rey Foods. Rogers has lived in Milwaukee almost all his life but he hasn’t just stuck to one part of the city – he’s lived on the north, west and south sides. “This city is not that big so why limit yourself?” says Rogers. “You’ve gotta be able to mingle with everybody.”

“I’ve gotten a job and I still go to school and everything”

Lexus Rosete-Degro sits on the corner of 13th and Burnham tending a food cart. The 14-year-old grew up around 20th and Lincoln on Milwaukee’s south side. She says, at times, it’s been difficult for her and her family. “You have to fight for your life and work hard,” said Rosete-Degro. “My parents and my family, they’ve all had a hard life and I, basically, try my best every day to help them out.”