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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.

Serving in Detroit

While Detroit is widely known for being a vibrant center for academia, business, tech and medicine, some students in Detroit face significant challenges every day. As the largest school district in Michigan, the Detroit School District serves more than 15,000 students across 125 schools.

Your corps experience

City Year is a key partner to the Detroit Public Schools Community District in creating equitable learning opportunities for all students and develop the city’s future leaders. AmeriCorps members support teachers and staff in delivering instruction that serves the development of the whole child and is responsive to the diverse racial, cultural and linguistic needs of Detroit youth.

With more than 76% of students tutored by AmeriCorps members last year improving their test scores, AmeriCorps members are truly making an impact. A close-knit community with ample opportunities to develop meaningful personal and professional relationships, Detroit is an ideal place to serve.

Serving in Detroit schools

  • Serve in one of 11 elementary, middle and high schools throughout the Detroit area
  • Work with a committed and diverse group of 6–15 City Year AmeriCorps members who share your passion for service and personal growth

Community involvement

Create a positive climate of high expectations and engagement that ripples throughout the greater Detroit community.

Our stories


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Forming professional connections is one of the hardest parts of adulthood. But City Year Detroit’s recent 18-Minute Networking event, sponsored...

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When you join City Year, you work alongside a team to create learning environments where all students can succeed. As...

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Connect with us to learn more or apply today!

Over the years, we years we have built robust relationships with the Detroit School District teachers, families and the community at large. We can’t wait to welcome you.   

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Our impact

This year, 116 City Year AmeriCorps members will support thousands of students in 11 Detroit schools.

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Every year we hold events to celebrate our corps, students, and community at large.

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Our amazing education and corporate partners help make our work in Detroit possible.

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