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Events Across Chicago Honor Martin Luther King Jr. [NBC Chicago]
February 4, 2020

Several events took place in the Chicago area Monday to recognize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the federal holiday…

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Instead of taking the day off, volunteers join in MLK Day of Service to honor King’s legacy [Chicago Tribune]

More than 600 volunteers filled the halls of Robert Nathaniel Dett Elementary School on Monday building cubbies and shelves and…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Annual Scholarship Breakfast, Day Of Service Honor Civil Rights Leader’s Legacy [CBS Chicago]

Gov. JB Pritzker was among hundreds of volunteers who donated the time for City Year Chicago’s annual Martin Luther king…

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City Year Chicago announces new Executive Director
September 20, 2019

City Year Chicago is pleased to announce that Myetie Hamilton has been selected as the organization’s new Executive Director.

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AbbVie donates $55 million to three education nonprofits supporting underserved youth in Chicago & across America
November 16, 2018

Abbvie donates $55 million to improve academic conditions for students across the country, including $10 million to City Year.

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Comcast NBCUniversal and City Year announce renewed partnership agreement
August 14, 2018

Comcast NBCUniversal announced a three-year partnership renewal agreement, which brings Comcast NBCUniversal’s overall support of City Year to nearly $115 million cash and in-kind.

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City Year joins Comcast NBCUniversal to bring 17th annual Comcast Cares Day to life
April 19, 2018

On Saturday, April 21st, City Year will once again join forces with Comcast NBCUniversal for the 17th annual Comcast Cares…

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Founder and CEO of GMM Nonstick Coatings, Ravin Gandhi talks about City Year Chicago’s impact
March 22, 2018

City Year Chicago’s 230 corps members are sent into the most economically challenged Chicago public schools in teams of 8…

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Opinion: national service programs save taxpayers money. why would we defund them? [The Chicago Tribune]
May 8, 2017

More than 13,000 students in 26 Chicago schools might lose the full-time support of City Year AmeriCorps members, who help…

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Everyday I put on my red City Year jacket and get to work serving Chicago Public Schools [Education Post]
March 29, 2017

My work with City Year has allowed me to give back to my community in numerous capacities and to provide…

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For most people the MLK holiday is a day off, but for me it’s a day on [Education Post]
January 20, 2017

AmeriCorps member Jarrett Jones will be spending MLK Day giving back to his community. Along with over 1,000 volunteers, Jarret…

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From the south side of Chicago to college [The Atlantic]
September 12, 2016

The new documentary All the Difference tells the story of two young black men and their journey from the South…

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