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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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State Street brings pupils together for transatlantic video call

Thanks to State Street, which supports City Year in the US and UK, we were able to bring pupils from London and Boston together in a virtual video conference last week.… Read more ›

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City Year UK is joining over 700 organisations saying #iwill for young people in National Volunteer’s Week

7th June 2017 – Young people across the UK as young as 10 are doing inspirational things in their communities every day to help others, through social action activities such as campaigning, fundraising, or volunteering their time. … Read more ›

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[BLOG] Six things I have learnt from being a full-time volunteer with City Year UK: Alison Lydon

It’s Volunteers’ Week, what better way to celebrate my time at City Year UK then to share six things I have learnt as a full-time volunteer! So here goes…… Read more ›
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