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Mayor of Greater Manchester candidate calls for year of service

Helping young people get ready to start work and achieve their goals is a key priority for Sean Anstee, a City Year UK supporter who is running to become the first ever elected Mayor of Greater Manchester. In his first policy announcement during the campaign, Sean Anstee (Leader of Trafford Council) has pledged to bridge the gap between finishing education and starting employment by establishing Greater Manchester’s very own year of service programme.… Read more ›

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City Year UK Chief Executive listed in Debrett’s 500 most influential

Sophie Livingstone, City Year UK’s Chief Executive, has been listed in the Debrett’s 500 list for Philanthropists & Activists.

The Debrett’s 500 is a recognition and celebration of Britain’s 500 most influential people. It has been carefully compiled by independent panels of specialists in each field who provided nominations to Debrett’s. It is a truly inspiring group of people.… Read more ›

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Broadcasting legend goes back to the classroom

Veteran journalist Sir Trevor McDonald OBE, and a Trustee of leading City Year UK supporter The Queen’s Trust, visited Sebright Primary School in Hackney on Tuesday 17th January.… Read more ›

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It’s time for us to rediscover our national character

Sophie Livingstone, City Year UK’s Chief Executive, Co-Chair and Co-Founder of Generation Change, and a Trustee at Royal Voluntary Service, writes for Clore Social Leadership.… Read more ›

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Volunteers benefit from Heidrick & Struggles annual career builder event

For the fourth consecutive year, Heidrick & Struggles, a premier provider of executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping worldwide, invited City Year UK volunteers to attend its annual Career Builder course. … Read more ›

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Four years and going strong: Bank of America Merrill Lynch continues their support of the Pride team at William Ellis school

On Friday 2nd December Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) hosted a networking event at their London office to officially welcome City Year’s ‘Pride BofAML team’ at William Ellis Secondary School in Camden. We are delighted that BofAML, through the Bank of America Charitable Foundation will continue their support of our team for the 16/17 academic year.… Read more ›

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Government announces review into full-time volunteering

Today the Government announced it will launch an independent review into full-time volunteering. The Full Time Social Action Review will consider how to grow full-time volunteering in the UK.… Read more ›

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City Year UK receives royal recognition

We’re thrilled to announce that the Queen’s Trust has donated £1 million to City Year UK. This funding, our  largest one-year gift, recognises the impact, achievements and dedication of the young volunteers who deliver our pioneering approach.  … Read more ›

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City Year UK Chief Executive wins Mayor’s Fund for London Award for individual achievement

Sophie Livingstone, City Year UK’s chief executive, was given the Mayor’s Fund for London Award for individual achievement last night at City Hall.… Read more ›

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Secretary of State for Education visits Birmingham School

The Secretary of State for Education, the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, visited St Francis’ Catholic Primary school in Birmingham today to witness the school’s partnership with City Year UK.… Read more ›

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