How City Year Detroit celebrated Black History Month
As we enter a new month, we want to take a moment to both reflect on and share a few of the celebrations and learnings that took place in the City Year Detroit community during Black History Month. Check out the information curated below and continue the conversation, resource sharing and celebration of Black history.
Black History Month decorations
We take great pride in our office lenticular wall with Detroit Black History facts.
Social media highlights
- AmeriCorps IG live series: Amplifying Black voices of service
- An insightful and reflective blog post by City Year Detroit AmeriCorps member Jaybazz Jacobs: “Black History lesson from the Civil Rights Era: Compassion, understanding and critical thinking“
- City Year Detroit Facebook and Instagram pages for more posts like children’s reading list, adult reading list, and City Year Detroit staff favorite Black-owned businesses around Detroit
Books and podcasts
- Teaching to thrive – a podcast committed to sharing ideas that strengthen the everyday lives of Black and brown students within our schools and communities. Each episode is aimed at empowering our knowledge for collective liberation.
- That they lived, African Americans who changed the world by Rochelle Riley and Christi Smith-Jones
- Linguistic justice, Black language, literacy, identity, and pedagogy by April Baker-Bell. Bringing together theory, research and practice to dismantle Anti-Black linguistic racism and white linguistic supremacy, this book provides ethnographic snapshots of how Black students navigate and negotiate their linguistic and racial identities across multiple contexts.
City Year Detroit AmeriCorps members serve as Student Success Coaches from the morning bell to the end of the day...Read more about Meet City Year Detroit's Team Cody & Team Law!
City Year Detroit’s school team at Cody High School nominated Elizabeth Toye for our School Partner Spotlight because of...Read more about City Year Detroit School Partner Spotlight – Elizabeth Toye
City Year Detroit’s school team at Marion Law Academy nominated Nkosi Shorter for our School Partner Spotlight, in part,...Read more about City Year Detroit School Partner Spotlight - Nkosi Shorter
Rudy Hobbs, a City Year Detroit Board member, is a Lobbyist and Partner at Michigan Legislative Consultants and has...Read more about Meet Rudy Hobbs, City Year Detroit Board Member