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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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Reflecting on “The Black Man Can” Event: Celebrating Empowerment and Community
February 26, 2024

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

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Our Community
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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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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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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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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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 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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