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Welcome to 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.

Living in Detroit

Average rental cost for an apartment is between $730 and $815. AmeriCorps members typically have one to two roommates and live in Midtown Detroit, Ferndale, and Southfield.

  • We recommend Apartment Finder and Roommate Finder to help find your new home.
  • The majority of City Year AmeriCorps members bring a personal vehicle or carpool with teammates. The bus system is reliable on main streets.
  • There are plenty of cheap eats and free activities around the city, or look into Michigan’s Food Assistance program.
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Our impact

This year, 300 City Year AmeriCorps members will support over 15,000 students in 28 Detroit schools.

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Serving in Detroit

Learn what it means to serve in Detroit.

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Our stories

Learn more about living and serving in Detroit firsthand.

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