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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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My Yellow Jacket Story
February 27, 2024

Every year, City Year corps members in California are given the notorious yellow bomber jacket that they wear everyday to…

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Celebrating Black History Month at City Year Milwaukee 
February 26, 2024

Black History Month Programming at City Year Milwaukee   This February, we are honoring Black history, resilience, and achievement both…

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Our Community
Reflecting on “The Black Man Can” Event: Celebrating Empowerment and Community

Last Friday afternoon, Dr. Michael Stevens, Executive Director of CYDC, and Gavin Ware, Managing Director of External Affairs, accompanied by…

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What Black History Month Means to Me

Black History Month, to me, means celebrating. If you were to ask what it meant to me when I was…

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Our Community
The Importance of Black American History to Me

For far too long, Black American History has been relegated to the margins of the American narrative, unjustly dismissed as…

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Our Community
Black History Month: What it Means to Me

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their vital roles…

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The Corps
Meet City Year Detroit’s Team Cody & Team Law!
February 23, 2024

City Year Detroit AmeriCorps members serve as Student Success Coaches from the morning bell to the end of the day…

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Grad School Support for AmeriCorps Members through Our Partner, C5LA

City Year L.A. has partnered with C5LA to provide college and grad-school application support for current AmeriCorps members. We have…

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Our Alumni
City Year Detroit School Partner Spotlight – Elizabeth Toye
February 22, 2024

  City Year Detroit’s school team at Cody High School nominated Elizabeth Toye for our School Partner Spotlight because of…

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Our Community
City Year Detroit School Partner Spotlight – Nkosi Shorter

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

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Meet Rudy Hobbs, City Year Detroit Board Member

  Rudy Hobbs, a City Year Detroit Board member, is a Lobbyist and Partner at Michigan Legislative Consultants and has…

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City Year Detroit’s Own Joins Detroit Equity Action Lab Racial Equity Fellowship
February 16, 2024

  Steven Bowman, Sr. Learning and Development Director at City Year Detroit has joined the 8th cohort of the Detroit…

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