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City Year Detroit

Detroit’s diversity, thriving arts and food scenes, and legendary music all make the city unique and vibrant, but Detroit’s greatest assets are its people and sense of community.

Support students in Detroit

We are City Year. We are challenging the educational status quo with tenacity, passion and empathy. We create environments where young people feel like they belong, so they can fulfill their potential.

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Hello, Detroit!

The same traditions that gave Detroit the nickname of Motor City, or “Motown” still exist today. As a walkable and engaging city with so much to explore, it is easy to experience Detroit’s vibrancy every day.

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AmeriCorps member and student
Addressing the challenge

There are 116 highly-skilled AmeriCorps members working with 7,000 students throughout Detroit.

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Our impact in Detroit

We partner with educators while supporting, mentoring and lifting up our students so that they are able to fully take advantage of their drive and skill sets.

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Ready to apply?

Great! We are excited to work together to grow our communities, while you learn valuable skills for the future.

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Your City Year Detroit resources

Go into your City Year with resources and information from classroom environments to housing, and some hidden gems to help you feel like a part of the community during your City Year Detroit experience.

Why Detroit?

A vibrant city filled with culture, Detroit offers a wide range of opportunities and entertainment for young people. Now more than ever, Detroit is a great place for young people to make their mark and generate long term positive impact in the community.

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Explore the city

We’ll walk you through how to use the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) to get across the city, how and where to find roommates and housing, and some hidden gems to make you feel like a local during your City Year Detroit experience.

Read our Detroit city guide

This group of renowned and talented professionals are dedicated to advancing the vision and mission of City Year.

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City Year depends on committed public and private sector partners in Detroit to support our work.

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Stay in the know about all things City Year. Check out our latest features, media spotlights and press releases.

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Join us at one of our upcoming events.

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