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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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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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Equity
Emerging Historians: A Personal Reflection on Black History Month
February 28, 2022

Someone recently asked me, “Are you able to show up to work as your authentic self?” My response was, “I…

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How Collaborative Partnerships Drive Student Outcomes
February 23, 2022

In a recent article from NPR, teachers across the U.S. shared their experiences as educators amid what is communally being…

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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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Boots on the Ground in Dallas
February 18, 2022

On October 21, 2021, Team Care Force welcomed 60+ Aramark employees to the Buckner Family Services Center, a faith-based nonprofit…

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Our Community
Drive for Success Golf Event
February 15, 2022

On Saturday, January 29, City Year Orlando hosting our annual Drive for Success Golf Tournament. This event brought together leaders…

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The Corps
Bank of America’s Support to CYGB Expansion
February 7, 2022

For over 30 years, Bank of America has provided critical resources in support of City Year’s holistic student-facing programming. From…

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Our Alumni
Care Force Alumni Spotlight: Fabiola Meza

On October 25, 2021, Allison Anderson, Stuart Allen and I were fortunate enough to interview Fabiola Meza, who served as…

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Our Alumni
Care Force Alumni Spotlight: Christin Riddick

Current Team Care Force members, Stuart Allen, Caitlyn Sarles, and I had the opportunity to speak with Christin Riddick on…

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Our Alumni
Care Force Alumni Spotlight: Tyler Orginski

On October 13, 2021, the blog team (Allison Anderson, Caitlyn Sarles and Stuart Allen) and Care Force Events and Service…

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Our Community
Meet City Year Seattle Executive Director Tarra Mitchell
February 2, 2022

Tarra Mitchell joined City Year Seattle/King County as our new Executive Director this week. Learn more about her own educational…

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