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Our stories

Read a collection of stories and learn from the perspectives and experiences of our City Year Americorps members, students, partners and alumni.

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Introducing City Year Detroit’s Newest Board Member: Roz Blanck
August 30, 2022

    City Year Detroit is thrilled to welcome Roz Blanck, a long-time volunteer in the community, as the newest…

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Our Community
Harnessing Ubuntu in a COVID World
June 30, 2022

  Before the pandemic, City Year was all about connection. We talked to Kristen Szalontai, operations coordinator, and City Year…

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Our Impact
City Year Detroit: Equal Opportunity to Succeed

Every year our City Year Detroit staff chooses a focus area that we can come together and rally around to…

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Our Impact
City Year Education Pathways: University of Michigan School of Medicine
June 9, 2022

City Year Education Pathways: University of Michigan School of Medicine   It is no secret that medical school is competitive. In…

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Hour of Code At City Year Detroit
June 6, 2022

  Why isn’t my phone charging? Why isn’t my vacuum cleaner working, or how can I get my computer to…

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Our Impact
City Year Career Pathways Featuring Taco Bell
June 3, 2022

    Gaining valuable work experience is crucial to accelerating your career. But “work” experience may be extended to volunteering…

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Our Impact
Focus On Student Mental Health & Filling The Gaps
April 8, 2022

  Before the pandemic, mental health needs for children, adolescents, and families were considerable and, in many cases, went unmet…

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Our Impact
Finding Your North Star

How do we find our passion and purpose? Rebecca Irby from New Detroit has some ideas on this topic. She…

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The Corps
AmeriCorps Appreciation Month at City Year Detroit

City Year has a lot to celebrate—starting with our extraordinary AmeriCorps members! We’re proud of them, the skills they are…

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Benefits & Resources
Why Choose To serve In Detroit
April 7, 2022

  We love Detroit. We love living in Detroit and we are confident that you will, too! So, what does…

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Equity
How City Year Detroit Celebrated Black History Month
March 1, 2022

As we enter a new month, we want to take a moment to both reflect on and share a few…

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Our Impact
Count Day At City Year Detroit

At City Year, we know the importance of having kids in school each and every day, which is why our…

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  • NFL Inspire Change logo
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