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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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City Year’s Got Talent showcases pupils from all three cities

Pupils from our partner schools in London, Birmingham and Greater Manchester, recently took to the stage to perform in the annual City Year’s Got Talent grand final, held across all of the three cities.

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City Year UK’s red jackets are fit for HM The Queen

Yesterday, 3rd March, City Year UK was honoured to be one of the charities introduced to The Queen at a special visit to Lister Community School in east London. The event was held to celebrate the work of youth charities supported by The Queen’s Trust, which exists to enable and encourage young people to help others.… Read more ›

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US delegation highlights how voluntary ‘years of service’ could serve the UK

On 23rd February, Lord Blunkett hosted an event at the House of Lords to explore how the UK could replicate countries such as the US, Germany and France by creating legal recognition for a year of voluntary service, building on the foundations laid by National Citizen Service.… Read more ›

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City Year UK sets up healthy cooking club in Birmingham school

City Year UK volunteers at Marlborough Junior School in Birmingham have started up a healthy cooking club.… Read more ›

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Credit Suisse brings pupils together for a transatlantic ‘hangout’

Thanks to Credit Suisse, which supports City Year in the US and UK, we were able to bring pupils from London and New York together in a virtual ‘hangout’ last week.… Read more ›

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Mayor of Salford sees City Year in action at Summerville Primary School

 

On Thursday 14th January, the City Mayor of Salford, Ian Stewart, and Councillor Jane Hamilton visited Summerville Primary School to see how City Year UK is challenging young people to make a difference to pupils’ lives and their own.  … Read more ›

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City Year UK volunteers help the homeless with Christmas party funds

Thanks to the generosity of local shops, young volunteers with City Year Greater Manchester have turned money donated by the charity’s staff from their Christmas activity fund into over £100 worth of items for homeless charity Mustard Tree.  In an Apprentice-style challenge, they were given two hours to negotiate as many essentials for those living on the streets, in hostels or temporary accommodation, as they could.  Stall holders in the Northern Quarter, Market Street and Oldham Street got behind the initiative, contributing everything from  blankets, scarves and socks to camping mats.

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