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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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Meet City Year Detroit Board Member Roz Blanck
March 27, 2024

My name is Roz Komisar Blanck and I am a relatively new board member. I heard about City Year from…

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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
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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The Corps
Overcoming Impostor Syndrome
May 1, 2023

City Year Detroit welcomed creative genius and novelist Andre Ebron to present on Imposter Syndrome to our AmeriCorps members and…

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Equity
Fostering men of color in education
March 29, 2023

City Year Detroit hosted a panel to discuss how increasing the number of male educators of color will help close…

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The Corps
Reflecting on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of service
February 3, 2023

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service reminds us of mentorship and leading while contributing to others’ success.

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Equity
“I have a dream . . .” Starbucks & City Year collaboration

For the third year in a row, City Year Detroit and Starbucks teamed up to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s…

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Equity
How City Year Detroit celebrated Black History Month
March 1, 2022

We want to take a moment to both reflect on and share a few of the celebrations and learnings from…

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Hour of Code Post
Education
Noble Elementary presents an Hour of Code
February 27, 2021

Computer Science Education week kicks off December 7-12 at schools around the world. Detroit’s Noble Elementary School joined in with…

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Education
2020 Leadership Summit
January 20, 2021

Dive into educational equity and a recap of our Leadership Summit with Rachel Pfannes.

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Education
A Look at Language
August 18, 2020

This week, we focus on language and framing. Dr. April Baker-Bell visits!

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