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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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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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The Corps
Black History Lesson From The Civil Rights Era: Compassion, Understanding and Critical Thinking
February 22, 2022

A City Year Detroit AmeriCorps Guest Blog   I have come to realize that one of the most important things…

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The Corps
Building The Future by Going Back
October 26, 2021

If someone were to ask me what one thing is that I love about City Year, it would be that…

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Our Impact
Comcast NBCUniversal Hour of Code at Noble Elementary School
June 11, 2021

Our City Year Noble team was so excited to host the second Hour of Code event of the year, this…

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The Corps
Seven cities where you can make a difference to students
March 10, 2021

Explore seven cities where we have a need for extraordinary young people to serve and mentor students.

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Hour of Code Post
Education
Noble Elementary Presents an Hour of Code
February 27, 2021

Computer science education week kicks off December 7-12th at many schools around the world and this week Detroit’s Noble Elementary…

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Idealist LACY Goals
February 12, 2021

This blog started as a commentary on my job search after City Year. When I graduated from college last year,…

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