The Sanchez family has lived in Watts since 1993. Carlos Sanchez and Juana Breseña immigrated to the United States hoping to make a better life. After they married, Carlos and Juana moved to Watts and had three children: Robert, Erica, and Martha. The family remembers Watts in the 90s as a difficult and challenging place to live but they persevered. When asked why they stayed, Carlos replied, “community.” For the Sanchez clan, community is more than living side-by-side with neighbors and getting along; community is about working towards a common good; community is a state of mind. This means that family, co-workers / colleagues, friends, and neighbors all fit within this concept. The Sanchez believe that living community everyday is an essential part of enriching their neighborhood and, by extension, the larger world around them.