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January 17, 2019
City Year UK has announced two new additions to its leadership team. Simon Hepburn has been appointed to the role of Director of Programmes and is joined by Rodney Williams…
December 5, 2018
The charity leaders’ network ACEVO has named City Year UK Deputy Chief Executive Arti Sharma as one of the five people to receive its prestigious Fellowship.
November 12, 2018
As a pupil at Holte Secondary School, Lozells, Iram Shariff was so inspired by City Year UK volunteers that it convinced her to dedicate a year of her life to…
April 13, 2018
Some of UK’s top leaders from business, government and public life gathered on April 10 and 11 in central London to share advice they would give to their 18 year-old…
March 13, 2018
Our Director of Development Caley Eldred talks reputation, regulation and superpowers.
February 5, 2018
City Year UK leads call for ‘decisive action’ The independent review into youth full time social action published its findings and recommendations today.
January 12, 2018
Matthew Ryder, Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility and Community Engagement, spent the morning at Barking Abbey School with our team of volunteers who serve as mentors and role…
November 16, 2017
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…
October 6, 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.
October 3, 2017
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…
August 30, 2017
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.
August 15, 2017
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…
August 3, 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…
July 17, 2017
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…
July 5, 2017
Five London Primary partner schools came together this month to celebrate the culmination of their ‘Build the Change’ projects at the London LEGO® hub.
June 21, 2017
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.
June 14, 2017
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…
June 12, 2017
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…
June 7, 2017
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…
June 2, 2017
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…
June 1, 2017
In November of last year I was fortunate enough to be introduced to two City Year UK Alumni who had changed their lives for the better through City Year UK.
April 24, 2017
A full-time volunteer from Hyde, Greater Manchester, has been awarded a coveted work placement at Buckingham Palace during the Easter holidays.
March 17, 2017
On 10th March, 50 young women who are dedicating this year to tackling educational inequality with us at City Year UK, swapped the classroom for Canary Wharf to take part…
March 15, 2017
On Monday 13th March, 10 City Year UK volunteers attended the 2017 Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey.
March 13, 2017
The Department of Culture Media and Sport has announced that the Chair of the Government’s review into full-time social action will be Steve Holliday, former CEO of National Grid.
February 17, 2017
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…
January 23, 2017
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…
January 18, 2017
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.
January 17, 2017
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.
December 22, 2016
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…
December 21, 2016
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…
December 14, 2016
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.
December 2, 2016
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.
November 17, 2016
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.
October 19, 2016
The Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson MP, spent today at Sebright Primary School in London.
September 27, 2016
City Year UK has appointed two new members to its Board of Trustees. Bringing the total to 15 Trustees, The Rt Hon. Baroness Royall of Blaisdon, Janet Royall and David…
September 20, 2016
Today, over 100 pupils from William Ellis School in Camden took part in a worldwide initiative designed to inspire and educate children about healthy lifestyles.
July 27, 2016
On Friday 15th July, over 30 pupils from Seven Sisters Primary School in London, took part in our annual National Grid Science Festival
July 13, 2016
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:
June 29, 2016
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…
June 15, 2016
City Year UK volunteers recently organised our annual City Year Football Championships in London and Birmingham
May 19, 2016
“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…
May 10, 2016
City Year UK volunteers recently organised an ‘international evening’ where around 60 pupils came together to celebrate different heritages and demonstrate unity through diversity
April 27, 2016
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,…
April 8, 2016
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…
March 26, 2016
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…
March 9, 2016
“Last year, the World Economic Forum estimated that a slowdown in the already ‘glacial pace of progress’ means we’re not going to achieve global gender parity until 2133 to wait…
March 4, 2016
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…
February 25, 2016
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…
February 22, 2016
City Year UK volunteers at Marlborough Junior School in Birmingham have started up a healthy cooking club.
February 5, 2016
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…
January 15, 2016
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…
January 12, 2016
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…
December 18, 2015
We were delighted to learn that Serina Ramkhelawon has won a Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Volunteering Award for her work with City Year UK. Serina, who is a Liquidity Product…
November 25, 2015
Today the Chancellor George Osborne announced the details of the comprehensive spending review to Parliament. This lays out the Government’s spending plans for the next five years. The key issues affecting City Year UK are: National Citizen Service places will…
November 21, 2015
On Friday 20th November, 90 seven to eleven-year-olds from two Islington primary schools enjoyed a fun festival of science and engineering organised by National Grid and City Year UK. Running…
October 27, 2015
Did you know what you wanted to do on leaving school or university and stuck to it? No? You’re not alone. A survey from last year found that only half of…
October 21, 2015
As part of our fifth anniversary celebrations we announced Lord Blunkett as our first honorary patron. The former Home Secretary and Secretary of State for Education and Employment, who has…
October 8, 2015
The Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson MP, this week joined City Year UK and members of Generation Change to celebrate and support the power of youth volunteering. He said:…
September 17, 2015
Aston University Teaching Fair Date: Wednesday 14th October 2015 Location:Aston University University of Wolverhampton Recruitment Fair Date: Wednesday 21st October 2015 Location:University of Wolverhampton Aston University Placement Fair Date: Wednesday…
September 17, 2015
On Thursday 17th September, we teamed up with Aramark and two of our partner schools to host a day of activities on the theme of ‘workplace readiness’ as part of its Building…
August 4, 2015
City Year UK was honoured to host a special visit from former President Bill Clinton yesterday, as part of our fifth anniversary year celebrations. > Read the article
July 13, 2015
The Government is being urged to act to drive greater social action among young people. > Read the article
July 10, 2015
Thanks to our longstanding partnership with National Grid, City Year corps members from London, Birmingham and Manchester, took centre stage at the Responsible Business of the Year Awards at the…
July 9, 2015
On 7th July our thoughts went out to all those affected by the London bombings in 2005. We were very proud of corps member Aaron Grant-Booker who represented the voice…
July 3, 2015
Serina Ramkhelawon, Foreign Exchange Sales Product specialist, Bank of America Merrill Lynch went back to school to see the City Year London team – that is sponsored by her firm…
June 30, 2015
We’ve produced a short film celebrating the last five years of City Year in the UK. Watch it here.
June 26, 2015
City Year UK was honoured to host a special visit from former President Bill Clinton yesterday, as part of our fifth anniversary year celebrations. The event, which took place at…
June 16, 2015
Over 50 professionals from City Year UK’s corporate and other supporters recently joined its 120 London volunteers (known as corps members) to offer one-to-one interview practice. The session concentrated on…
May 25, 2015
Every Child Journal speaks to our CEO, Sophie Livingstone, who reports on the success of the City Year scheme imported from the US. Read the full article here.
May 20, 2015
“Prince Harry, Thousands of Young People Are Already Serving Their Country – voluntarily” > Read the article
March 25, 2015
Our partner school Parkfield School has won a National Pupil Premium Award. > Read the article
March 24, 2015
Corps members Avneet Bhambra and Shaheen Ratansi were excited to meet tennis coach Judy Murray when she visited one of our partner schools, Broadway Academy in Perry Barr, Bimringham. She was at…
March 18, 2015
We were delighted to welcome special guest, Hackney South and Shoreditch MP Meg Hillier, to an event at Whitmore Primary School in March to celebrate our five year partnership with…
March 15, 2015
We must help teenagers develop other vital life skills. > Read the article
March 9, 2015
On Friday 6 March, over 200 children from schools across Hackney convened for the fourth annual National Grid Science Festival which celebrated the joys science and engineering. Attractions included ‘whizz-bang…
February 25, 2015
Investing in character education “is vital for preparing young people for life in modern Britain” > Read the article
February 19, 2015
Children & Young People Now reports on the study ‘Introducing Generation Citizen’ by think tank Demos. The report concludes that, in spite of a negative media portrayal, young people are…
February 18, 2015
City Year UK and Nesta recently hosted an event which saw US experts on education reform joining specialists here to share transatlantic insights into closing the education gap in the…
February 17, 2015
The Evening Standard reports on the visit of NBA basketball star, Alan Anderson, to Whitmore Primary School in Hackney, where he met with pupils and City Year volunteers. View the…
December 20, 2013
Children & Young People Now reports on an evaluation of the City Year programme’s third year in London. Read the full story here.
October 8, 2013
In her latest blog in the Huffington Post, CEO of City Year UK, Sophie Livingstone explains how City Year can be a new pathway into employment for young people. Read…