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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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MLK Day of Service at City Year Detroit
January 23, 2024

  Service to a cause greater than oneself is a core value for City Year and it’s why at City…

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How We Use Data to Improve Our Impact on Student Achievement

    Small group intervention with City Year Detroit AmeriCorps members, who serve as student success coaches, is a vital…

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Meet Our Board Member: Nkem Ogbechie of Agmen
January 22, 2024

Head of Operations Strategic Planning, Risk & Analytics for Agmen, Nkem Ogbechie, virtually joined City Year Los Angeles AmeriCorps member…

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Living the Legacy

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

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A Day of Service on MLK Day with CYLA
January 19, 2024

Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college…

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City Year commemorates MLK Day across the country

This year would have marked Dr. King’s 95th birthday. The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service commemorates his legacy,…

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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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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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3 ways student success coaches help schools thrive
January 11, 2024

Student success coaches (SSCs) are young people, ages 17 to 25, who serve with City Year on teams as tutors,…

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Top 5 Reasons to Join City Year New Hampshire
January 4, 2024

A year of service with City Year is impactful for communities and transformative for the young people who serve. As…

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Serving with City Year right out of high school
December 19, 2023

If you’re not exactly sure what you want to do after high school, you’re not alone. That doesn’t mean your…

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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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