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Our stories

Read a collection of stories and learn from the perspectives and experiences of our City Year AmeriCorps members, students, partners and alumni.

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The Corps
Overcoming Impostor Syndrome
May 1, 2023

One of City Year’s founding stories is Ubuntu, “I am a person through other people. My humanity is tied to…

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Our Impact
Meet Impact Coach Deanne Austin
March 29, 2023

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

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Equity
Fostering Men of Color in Education

By: Elias Khoury, City Year Detroit AmeriCorps member serving Bethune Elementary-Middle School  One reason behind the racial achievement gap is…

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Our Impact
City Year Detroit Connects with Code
February 3, 2023

  There are nearly 700,000 open computing jobs in the US, but only 80,000 computer science students graduated into the…

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The Corps
Reflecting on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service emphasizes the importance of a cause greater than self. This Martin Luther…

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Equity
“I Have a Dream..” Starbucks & City Year Collaboration

  What do Starbucks, City Year, and Martin Luther King, Jr. have in common? Our organizations share a mission and…

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Our Impact
Reflecting on Privilege
January 9, 2023

  One of the most important aspects of our service as Americorps Members is being able to critically reflect on…

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Our Impact
Meet Impact Manager Brittany Yost

  Meet City Year Detroit Impact Manager, Brittany Yost! Impact Managers lead and develop a team of AmeriCorps members as…

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Our Impact
City Year Detroit announces New Board Chair: Tonya Adair
November 29, 2022

City Year has been in the midst of a leadership transition as we begin the 2022-23 school year, welcoming a…

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Our Impact
Red Jacket Ceremony at City Year Detroit

  On October 28, 2023, City Year Detroit AmeriCorps members participated in a Red Jacket Ceremony. My name is Mary…

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Our Impact
Events Are Back at City Year Detroit!
November 4, 2022

Many nonprofits, like City Year Detroit, host events to invite new and current champions to learn more about the organization…

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Our Impact
City Year Detroit Welcomes Sherisse M. Butler as Vice President and Executive Director

  In June 2022, City Year announced the beginning of our Senior Vice President and Executive Director search to identify…

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