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Bridge builders nominated for special award

Each year our volunteers are matched with a mentor – or bridge builder – from one of our partner organisations. Our bridge builder programme gives volunteers the chance to interact with professionals, explore career development goals and plan for life after City Year… Read more ›

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Pupils get painting down to a fine art with the National Gallery

This year, City Year UK’s Pioneer Growth Partner, Credit Suisse, introduced us to an exceptional new opportunity for partner secondary schools in London and Birmingham: … Read more ›

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City Year UK awarded a grant from The Old Trafford and Stretford Voluntary Sector Grants Scheme

We are delighted to have been awarded a grant from The Old Trafford and Stretford Voluntary Sector Grants Scheme, which allocates and donates £20,000 every year to local charities working on causes in Old Trafford and Stretford in Greater Manchester.… Read more ›

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City Year volunteer ‘most watched’ on the BBC

City Year Greater Manchester volunteer Connon Hannon, 20, gave the BBC a window into his family’s discussions on Brexit.

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Here he talks about his City Year experience and how this year has given him the confidence to speak out… Read more ›
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Annual City Year Football Championship brings pupils together

City Year UK volunteers recently organised our annual City Year Football Championships in London and Birmingham… Read more ›

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We are not so different after all

A very special thanks to TowerBrook Capital Partners in London and New York City who hosted a global video ‘hang-out’ for pupils from Sebright Primary School (Hackney) and Patrick Henry and Manhattan Academy of Technology schools in New York City… Read more ›

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Chief Executive Sophie Livingstone on the need to be bold on National Citizen Service legislation

“In the Queen’s speech today, the government set out its intention to bring forward legislation on the National Citizen Service (NCS), putting the scheme on “a permanent statutory footing”, as part of a range of measures to boost the life chances of young people.… Read more ›

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Volunteers and pupils celebrate diversity at International evening

City Year UK volunteers recently organised an ‘international evening’ where around 60 pupils came together to celebrate different heritages and demonstrate unity through diversity … Read more ›

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Shadow Minister for Employment visits partner school in Camden

Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Shadow Minister for Employment, today visited William Ellis School in Camden to hear how young people are giving a year of service to support pupils as mentors, tutors and role models and are gaining employability skills at the same time.… Read more ›

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House of Lords Select Committee on Social Mobility publishes report on improving the transition from school to work for young people

The House of Lords Select Committee on Social Mobility has published a report entitled ‘Overlooked and left behind: improving the transition from school to work for the majority of young people’… Read more ›

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