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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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Nicole’s story
December 10, 2020

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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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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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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Volunteer Mentors
“Determination and Dedication”
June 9, 2020

My City Year UK experience is one I’ll never forget and is one that I would probably do all over…

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Our Impact
Inspiration in Troubled Times
May 27, 2020

Time and perspective will turn those experiences into a valued asset as you take on the difficult paths ahead.

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Volunteer Mentors
Meet our volunteer mentor: George Jones
May 26, 2020

Read an interview with volunteer mentor, George Jones, on his journey with City Year UK.

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Our Alumni
Jamie Regan, City Year Greater Manchester, 2015-16
December 14, 2017

The unique opportunities that City Year UK provided me with continue to set apart my life and career to this…

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Our Alumni
Usaama Kaweesa, City Year London, 2013-14
November 9, 2017

With these invaluable leadership skills and the experience I gained during my two years at City Year UK, I felt…

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Our Alumni
Raisa Richardson, City Year London, 2012-13
September 20, 2017

Looking back, the year was also a bridge between university and work, paving the way for new opportunities.

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Our Alumni
Hassain Choudhury, City Year London, 2010-11
September 1, 2017

City Year is about believing in something bigger than yourself, embracing diversity in your community and pushing yourself out of…

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Our Alumni
Gerald Palmer, City Year London, 2014-15
July 18, 2017

City Year was a great experience for me. All the opportunities I’ve had through them – to lead workshops, to…

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