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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 Community
City Year Detroit School Partner Spotlight – Nkosi Shorter
February 22, 2024

  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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MLK Day of Service at City Year Detroit
January 23, 2024

  Service to a cause greater than oneself is a core value for City Year and it’s why at City…

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Our Impact
How We Use Data to Improve Our Impact on Student Achievement

    Small group intervention with City Year Detroit AmeriCorps members, who serve as student success coaches, is a vital…

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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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Our Impact
$55,000 Raised at City Year Detroit’s Leadership Breakfast
November 29, 2023

  City Year Detroit’s Leadership Breakfast brought together local leaders from the business, education, and philanthropic sectors to discuss education…

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The Corps
Kicking Off Our 25th Year: City Year Detroit is Back to School
August 30, 2023

  Our City Year Detroit AmeriCorps members are back in schools! For the 25th school year, AmeriCorps members will provide…

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Our Impact
Meet De’Andre L. Shepard, PhD!
August 15, 2023

Meet City Year Detroit’s Managing Director of Impact, De’Andre L. Shepard, PhD! De’Andre leads the design, delivery, and continuous improvement…

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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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Meet Impact Coach Deanne Austin
March 29, 2023

Meet City Year Detroit’s newest Impact Coach, Deanne Austin! Impact Coaches are instructional experts who work with and coach AmeriCorps…

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