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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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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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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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Benefits & Resources
City Year Partners with Hulu for A Virtual Career Week Event
August 13, 2020

From August 3rd-7th, City Year partnered with Hulu to offer a career and professional development experience like no other! This…

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Education
Keeping City Year connected to students
August 7, 2020

With $23M invested from some of our key partners, Connected Futures is making education obtainable for Detroit’s students.

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Dr Vitti speaking at City Year event
Education
Dr. Nikolai Vitti’s vision for student success in Detroit
July 8, 2019

Nikolai Vitti has an ambitious vision for student success in Detroit Public Schools Community District.

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Education
Exploring growth mindset in schools. Highlight: Detroit
June 30, 2017

Learn about City Year’s ongoing efforts to integrate research-based academic and social-emotional supports in schools across the country.

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