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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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Volunteer Mentors
“Learning and Evolving Throughout the Year”
August 24, 2021

Hello, my name is Simon Rohatynskyj and I served at Crumpsall Lane Primary School with City Year UK in Team…

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Volunteer Mentors
Library Work at Tile Cross Academy
August 17, 2021

Today on the CYUK Blog, we have a post from one of our now-Alumni, Charis! She penned this piece for…

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Volunteer Mentors
“City Year pushes you to become the best possible version of yourself”
April 22, 2021

I had previously spoken to the City Year team in June 2019 at a recruitment fair at Nottingham Trent University….

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Volunteer Mentors
My City Year Journey

“My journey with City Year has been amazing since day one. The world started to go downhill with COVID and…

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City Year UK alumna Saajidah
Our Impact
Saajidah Begum, City Year Greater Manchester, 2016-17
December 10, 2020

Saajidah  volunteered in Greater Manchester in 2016, following her A Levels. Through City Year she found her passion for working…

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City Year UK alumna Beth Crossfield
Our Alumni
Beth Crossfield, City Year West Midlands, 2013-14

Beth was one of the first volunteers to serve in the West Midlands in 2013 and ended up staying on…

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Our Impact
Rodney Williams, City Year London 2010-11

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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Education
Nicole’s story

Nicole, 24, joined City Year UK after completing her master’s degree.  She shares her typical day. “My team was based…

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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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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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