City Year Detroit

We are City Year. We challenge the educational status quo with tenacity, passion and empathy. We create environments where young people can fulfill their potential.
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From before the first bell to after the last student goes home, our AmeriCorps members support Detroit students every day.

// MISSION

We are City Year. We challenge the educational status quo with tenacity, passion and empathy. We create environments where young people can fulfill their potential.


// KEY SERVICES PROVIDED

City Year Detroit is celebrating 25 years of helping Detroit students and young adults succeed. They train and deploy diverse teams of AmeriCorps members (ACMs), ages 17-25, to serve as student success coaches for a year in systemically under resourced schools. This year, more than 80 ACMs will serve in nine DPSCD partner schools, supporting roughly 5,000 students. The coaches arrive at school before the first bell rings and stay until the last student leaves at the end of the day, providing targeted intervention in English language arts, math, attendance support, and behavior coaching, to contribute
to a positive and welcoming school climate.


// UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Nov. 13, 2023 — Leadership Breakfast at The Townsend Hotel
  • Jan. 15, 2024 — MartinLuther King Jr. Day of Service
  • May 2024 — Red Jacket Gala
  • June 2024 — AmeriCorps Member Graduation

// LEADERSHIP

Sherisse Butler, Executive Director
Tonya Adair, Board Chair
Ashley Ashkenazi, Managing Director of Development
De’Andre Shepard, Managing Director of Impact
Diane Gomez, Director of People and Operations
Kathy Tian, Managing Director of External Affairs



// CONTACT INFORMATION

2937 E. Grand Blvd., 4th Floor
Detroit, MI 48202
617-927-2500
cityyear.org/detroit