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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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Our Community
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 Alumni
City Year honors three outstanding alums

Awards season is in full swing, and that includes here at City Year! We recently hosted our annual alumni awards…

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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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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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