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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 alums.

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Why choose to serve in Detroit
April 7, 2022

We love Detroit, and we’re confident that you will, too! What does the city have to offer? Here are the…

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

We want to take a moment to both reflect on and share a few of the celebrations and learnings from…

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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 7-12 at schools around the world. Detroit’s Noble Elementary School joined in with…

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Education
2020 Leadership Summit
January 20, 2021

Dive into educational equity and a recap of our Leadership Summit with Rachel Pfannes.

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Education
A Look at Language
August 18, 2020

This week, we focus on language and framing. Dr. April Baker-Bell visits!

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Benefits & Resources
City Year Partners with Hulu for A Virtual Career Week Event
August 13, 2020

From August 3rd-7th, City Year partnered with Hulu to offer a career and professional development experience like no other! This…

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Education
Keeping City Year connected to students
August 7, 2020

With $23M invested from some of our key partners, Connected Futures is making education obtainable for Detroit’s students.

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Dr Vitti speaking at City Year event
Education
Dr. Nikolai Vitti’s vision for student success in Detroit
July 8, 2019

Nikolai Vitti has an ambitious vision for student success in Detroit Public Schools Community District.

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Education
Exploring growth mindset in schools. Highlight: Detroit
June 30, 2017

Learn about City Year’s ongoing efforts to integrate research-based academic and social-emotional supports in schools across the country.

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National Strategic Partners
National Partners