Monthly Archives: July 2015

New report from Demos calls for government support to drive social action among young people

The Government is being urged to act to drive greater social action among young people.



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City Year UK volunteers open ‘the Oscars for responsible business’

Thanks to our longstanding partnership with National Grid, City Year corps members from London, Birmingham and Manchester, took centre stage at the Responsible Business of the Year Awards at the Royal Albert Hall on 7th July, highlighting both the power of social action and potential of young people.

In his speech, National Grid Chief Executive, Steve Holliday, told the audience to look to the younger generation to find solutions for the future as well as “promise, passion, hope and ambition”.

The event, which was hosted by National Grid as last year’s winners, was opened by 75 of our young volunteers … Read more ›

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City Year UK corps member represents voice of young Londoners at St Paul’s Memorial Service

On 7th July our thoughts went out to all those affected by the London bombings in 2005. We were very proud of corps member Aaron Grant-Booker who represented the voice of young Londoners at the special memorial service at St Paul’s Cathedral.

Aaron spoke about London as “an international cross roads of diversity and ingenuity, tolerance and respect, challenge and opportunity.” He continued “When four bombs exploded on 7 July 2005, lives were destroyed and the flame of hope faltered for what seemed like an eternal moment. For many people, nothing was the same again and yet everything was the … Read more ›

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch visit City Year UK in school they sponsor

Serina Ramkhelawon, Foreign Exchange Sales Product specialist, Bank of America Merrill Lynch went back to school to see the City Year London team – that is sponsored by her firm – in action. Here’s what she had to say about her experience at William Ellis School in Highgate:

“I had the opportunity to speak to some of the young people City Year supports – they clearly value the presence of the volunteers, finding them very approachable and people to whom they can turn when they’re perhaps slightly overwhelmed by school-work. ‘If I don’t understand a subject in the classroom, Miss … Read more ›

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