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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 alums.

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Our Community
City Year Detroit School Partner Spotlight – Nkosi Shorter
February 22, 2024

  City Year Detroit’s school team at Marion Law Academy nominated Nkosi Shorter for our School Partner Spotlight, in part,…

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Our Community
Reflecting on CYDC’s MLK Day of Service FY24
February 16, 2024

On Monday, January 15th, CYDC hosted MLK Day of Service bringing together volunteers, community members, and youths from across DC…

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CYMKE MLK Day 2024
Our Impact
City Year Milwaukee MLK Day: The Art of Change

“The men and women who rode the freedom buses through Alabama, who walked in Montgomery, who knelt in prayer in…

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Our Alumni
City Year Philly Love Stories (part 2)
February 14, 2024

Many City Year Philadelphia (CYP) alumni credit their year of service with transforming their lives, leading to lasting friendships, newfound…

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Our Alumni
City Year Alumni Leadership Award Winners 2023
January 26, 2024

City Year honors four incredible alums for their dedication to social justice.

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The Corps
Living the Legacy
January 22, 2024

Connecting with the Corps – An AMC MLK Experience Did you know that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day is…

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Our Community
MLK Day: United We Serve
January 17, 2024

As we prepare to honor the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., it is essential to…

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Our Impact
Jordan Kulbarsh, City Year Story of Impact
January 16, 2024

In the spring of 2019, I was a soon to be graduate of Ohio State University with too much ambition…

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Our Alumni
Derrick L. Coles, City Year Alumni Testimonial
January 10, 2024

I’m still determining the exact year I started serving with City Year, but I’m positive that I served for two…

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Our Community
Meet City Year Detroit Board Chair, Tonya Adair
December 15, 2023

  Tonya Adair is the Chief Development, Diversity, and Engagement Officer at United Way for Southeastern Michigan and City Year…

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BCM team at Success Prep
The Corps
Alumni Spotlight: Jessica Ramirez
December 12, 2023

Meet City Year New Orleans alum Jessica Ramirez! Jessica served as an AmeriCorps member at the Baptist Community Ministries team…

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Our Community
Roaring Success: Celebrating International Cheetah Day at Chicot Elementary
December 11, 2023

December 4th marked a significant day on the global conservation calendar – International Cheetah Day. This dedicated day aims to…

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