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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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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 Volunteer Mentor with City Year London in 2020-21, shares how her mentoring relationship…

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

The first Social Action Project for our Volunteer Mentors took place on November 19th. Today we’re joined by Amelia Ledgard-Hoile,…

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

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

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Volunteer Mentors
How my mentor helped me
April 22, 2021

“The thought of having my own mentor (known as a Bridge Builder) was one that I was excited about but…

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Our Impact
Young people are the future

“Young people are the future. I believe that without their contribution there is no hope.  We need to empower them…

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Our Impact
Rodney Williams, City Year London 2010-11
December 10, 2020

A team leader of one of the first City Year UK teams in London, Rodney went on to a career…

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Our Impact
A leadership journey

They said, “If you think you’re a leader, please stand up.” Now, many arose but to my seat I was…

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Volunteer Mentors
Brandon’s story

Brandon, 21, joined City Year UK for his university placement.  Find out how a year of volunteering helped him. “At…

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Benefits & Resources
Partners in shaping social change
December 9, 2020

Focus on the Credit Suisse EMEA Foundation City Year UK was still in its infancy when we got an enormous…

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Volunteer Mentors
“One of the hardest but best things I’ve done in my life”
December 1, 2020

Not only did I change the lives of students during this academic year, but the children unknowingly have changed mine.

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Social Action
The Blog of Legends
November 5, 2020

One our London teams share their views on bullying, the ways that it can present itself – and perhaps most…

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Volunteer Mentors
“My pupils are reaching up to their potential”
June 10, 2020

A volunteer mentor discusses how City Year has improved her leadership and communication skills.

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