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David Blunkett calls for national Government programme of full-time volunteering

Call follows a report showing full-time volunteering would net the UK economy up to £119m

The Rt. Hon The Lord David Blunkett is leading calls for Theresa May to invest in a national programme of full-time volunteering for young people. … Read more ›

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City Year UK at the Charity Times Awards 2017

City Year UK was shortlisted in two categories at last night’s Charity Times Awards, held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London.… Read more ›

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Aramark employees in London join forces with City Year UK to share nutrition knowledge, inspire families to lead healthy lifestyles

On September 20th 2017, 34 Aramark team members volunteered to support Shoreditch Park Primary School, on Aramark Building Community Day (ABC Day), the company’s global day of service, bringing health and wellness education and workforce readiness programs to families in London.… Read more ›

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[BLOG] How has City Year UK supported my development?: Shayna Mehta

City Year UK aims to support and encourage pupils from disadvantaged communities to succeed in school. However, not only do they help the children, they also guide us volunteer mentors.… Read more ›

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How Independent School Alumni Continue “Giving Back”, Even Long After Leaving Education

Pressure has been mounting on independent schools over the last few years to support the state sector more, and partnerships between the two are at a high. Many fee-paying schools have introduced initiatives to support local state schools and / or include more bright children whose parents cannot afford their fees.… Read more ›

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Putting the spark into mentoring: Bridge Builder Award 2017

City Year UK’s ‘Bridge Builder Award’ recognises supporters who have offered their spare time to mentor the charity’s young volunteers, helping to prepare them for the next step—whether that is staying in education or finding a career. The support includes mock interviews, CV workshops and assistance in deciding on their next steps. We are pleased to share the Bridge Builder Award winners for London, West Midlands and Greater Manchester.… Read more ›
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[BLOG] MP support for full-time social action grows: Leo Watson

Parliament has been back in (almost) full swing since June’s General Election. Yes, there may be less business to get through owing to the fact the Conservative party is operating as a minority Government, but that hasn’t stopped City Year UK pushing forward the Full-Time Social Action Campaign.… Read more ›
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Pupils build the change one LEGO® piece at a time

Five London Primary partner schools came together this month to celebrate the culmination of their ‘Build the Change’ projects at the London LEGO®  hub.… Read more ›

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Yardley MP goes back to school

Jess Phillips MP visited Yardley Primary School on Monday 19 June to see how City Year UK’s full-time volunteers help tackle educational inequality in her constituency.… Read more ›

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[BLOG] Team Lighthouse Volunteers’ Week Round-up: Girvin Gill

Volunteers’ week is an annual event which takes place at the start of June. It celebrates the contribution of millions of volunteers throughout the UK. It is run by the NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations). … Read more ›

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