A Day in the Life Project was first photographed in 2004. We brought together over 100 photography students from area elementary and high schools, community college and state university photography departments, and members of the community to photographically document the economic, educational and cultural transformation occurring in Sacramento's oldest suburb - the currently challenged Oak Park neighborhood. The diversity and richness was captured in more than 10,000 images, with nearly seventy of the best images being edited by a team of photographers from Sacramento's main newspaper, the Sacramento Bee, and were then displayed for an art gallery exhibition at current Mayor of Sacramento and former NBA player, Kevin Johnson's 40 Acres Art Gallery. We have since gained quite a momentum for A Day in the Life Project. We have planned larger, annual A Day in the Life Projects that have experienced up to 1,000 participants photographing selected neighborhoods in need, on one chosen day, to include taking it out of California - to Detroit. We are also a listed arts experience selection for Mayor Kevin Johnson's citywide arts initiative, For Arts Sake - Any Given Child. Through Any Given Child offered by the Kennedy Center, we are offered in four school districts of the Sacramento Area for single day, shorter events. We are also working in two after-school programs in economically challenged communities and go in on a weekly basis to work with students through the literacy through the art of photography. A Day in the Life Project also has a Give a Kid a Camera division, that specifically works with seriously ill youth, their siblings, and other family members to photographically document their treatment and hopeful recovery through literacy and photography on a long-term basis. This division has recently taken place in partnership with Ronald McDonald House and has documented the stay of a set of 11 year old twins and their mother while one twin undergoes a bone marrow transplant for Leukemia while the other twin tells their story of the 4 month stay as residents of the Ronald McDonald House and beyond.