My father immigrated to the U.S from Croatia at a young age. My father used to joke that the American dream was owning your own apartment so that you wouldn't have to pay rent. When I was in college I went to do outreach at an apartment in Mexico. They had this amazing system in place, they worked together to achieve the common goals of the building and the families that lived in it. I then realized that the American dream is not just an "American dream, it's everybody's.