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Our stories

Stories are woven into the fabric of our organisation and we hope that anyone who is involved with us will go away with their own City Year story to tell - of how young people are changing Britain for the better. Please share them. We hope they will inspire many more.

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City Year Mentors
Mentor spotlight – Akanksha
January 26, 2024

🌟 Mentor Spotlight – 2023/24 cohort Want to know more about the City Year experience? Read Akanksha’s story below to gain…

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Our Alumni
Neil’s Journey: from City Year Mentor to Starting His Own Social Enterprise
January 9, 2024

Since serving with City Year UK between 2021-2022, former City Year mentor Neil has taken the fight against education inequality…

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Our Impact
“I had no idea how much I could change in a single year.”
August 11, 2023

Nazia is a City Year Mentor, serving on Team Moccasins in London, 2022-2023. I am a university student on a…

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Our Impact
“Being a City Year Mentor has helped me to become a better version of me.”

Marina is a City Year Mentor, serving on Team Power in London, 2022-2023.  City Year changed me radically for the…

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Our Impact
“Being a City Year Mentor also means having a voice that matters.”
May 24, 2023

Mushtaq proudly served as a City Year Mentor in London, 2022-23.  “It has been a stimulating responsibility to serve as…

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Our Impact
Partnering with the Danaher Foundation
January 10, 2023

Back to Impact report 2021-2022 City Year UK is delighted to be partnering with the Danaher Foundation, with the organisation’s…

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Our Impact
Partnering to help create a mentor competency framework

Back to Impact report 2021-2022 Ed Unwin, an International Relations student at LSE, spent a year volunteering with City Year…

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Our Impact
Ama’s story

Back to Impact report 2021-2022 Five years on, Ama reflects on the lasting impact that having City Year in her…

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City Year Mentors
Neil’s story

Back to Impact report 2021-2022 “Growing up in the deprived neighbourhood of Croydon myself, I went through experiences that no…

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Our Impact
“When you work to change the life of another, it inevitably changes you”
December 16, 2021

Back to Impact report 2019-2021 Chloe, a City Year Mentor, London, 2020-21, shares how her mentoring relationship with one pupil…

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Social Action
Social Action Day – a Team Power update…
December 7, 2021

The first Social Action Project for our City Year Mentors took place on November 19th. Today we’re joined by Amelia…

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City Year Mentors
New Beginnings: 2021’s Basic Training Academy & Red Jacket Ceremony
September 30, 2021

Last month, our brand new City Year Mentors took the first steps of their amazing City Year journey, during the…

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