‘Hope Dealer’ and Gang Intervention Specialist Talks Her Heart for the Underdog and Walking Alongside Chicago’s Troubled Youth

Amy Williams, a half-black, half-Irish youth ministry leader born in Maine, was living in North Carolina when she decided to pack her bags and find a new home in Chicago’s Puerto Rican-dominated Humboldt Park, the neighborhood otherwise known as the motherland, or birthplace of the notorious Latin Kings street gang.