Yearly Archives: 2016

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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Chief Executive Sophie Livingstone on the need to put gender on the agenda

“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 that long”.

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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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Running Events 2016

The Adidas Silverstone Half Marathon

City Year UK is in the Fast Lane and recruiting runners for The Adidas Silverstone Half Marathon on the 13th March 2016. Run for City Year UK and support young adults tackle social and educational inequality.

Whether you’re training for the London Marathon or a beginner wanting to challenge yourself, kick-start 2016 with a good cause by running the Silverstone Half Marathon on behalf of City Year UK.

When you join the City Year UK running team we’ll help you prepare for the big day; you’ll receive training tips, our fundraising pack with guidance on … 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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