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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
A leadership journey
December 10, 2020

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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Benefits & Resources
Our top tips for applying
December 3, 2020

Before you apply, make sure that you understand what City Year is about.  A year of volunteering is often life…

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Volunteer Mentors
Transitioning to working from home at City Year UK
December 1, 2020

A list of things that have helped in staying sane along with things that have helped to make working, or…

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

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

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Books by black authors, as recommended by Team Legends, London
Volunteer Mentors
Black Authors: 11 Great Reads

Books by Black authors, as recommended by Team Legends in London.

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Our Impact
My Giving Story
November 26, 2020

CYUK volunteer mentor shares her giving story

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Our Impact
Anti-Bullying Week at City Year
November 20, 2020

After a week of workshops and reflections, members of Team Lighthouse and Team Joy have created this special piece on…

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Volunteer Mentors
CYFC: One Year On
November 5, 2020

The story of how the City Year Football Club came to exist.

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Social Action
The Blog of Legends

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

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Our Impact
What does the City Year UK experience mean to me and how did it change my life?
June 14, 2020

A volunteer mentor talks about the life changing experinece of serving with City Year UK.

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The Corps
8 Top Tips for Self-Isolation During the Pandemic
June 10, 2020

Latifah from our London Volunteer Mentor cohort shares some top tips for wellbeing during the pandemic.

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Volunteer mentors at Opening Day with the Tower Bridge in the background
Volunteer Mentors
“My pupils are reaching up to their potential”

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

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