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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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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
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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Our Community
Meet Community Partnerships Manager Kai Page
February 24, 2023

Meet City Year Detroit’s new Community Partnerships Manager, Kai Page, who will identify and develop local partnerships and add capacity…

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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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Our Community
Meet City Year Detroit’s Newest Board Member: Roz Blanck
August 30, 2022

Introducing City Year Detroit’s newest board member Roz Blank, an attorney and long-time volunteer in the community.

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Our Community
Harnessing Ubuntu in a COVID world
June 30, 2022

Kristen Szalontai, operations coordinator and City Year Detroit alum, talks about the importance of rebuilding our City Year Spirit as…

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Benefits & Resources
Why choose to serve in Detroit
April 7, 2022

We love Detroit, and we’re confident that you will, too! What does the city have to offer? Here are the…

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