In For Even In The Darkest Times, We Survive, Echo Park’s Tuesday and Thursday Night Tutoring students dig a little deeper, pulling from their life experiences to help them understand the changing community around them. Some students write about what makes them happy, whether that’s the activities they do, or the things and people in their lives that make them excited for today and the future. Other students explored changes in their communities and people’s everyday actions that affect their lives and expectations on what they encounter. Still others chose to dream of worlds and futures that are starkly different from today, but are ultimately rooted in the hope of creating a better life for themselves and others. Change happens, and the writings in this book face reality with clear eyes and thoughtfulness.