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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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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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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
“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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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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Volunteer Mentors
“I am capable of so much more than I thought”

By taking advantage of numerous opportunities available at CYUK for free, including working with a corporate mentor and completing level…

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Social Action
Stronger Together: A Message from City Year UK
June 3, 2020

City Year UK unequivocally condemns the killing of #GeorgeFloyd, an unarmed black man who was killed by the police in…

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Social Action
Pride in schools: Making education LGBTQ+ inclusive
June 1, 2020

As a Queer volunteer mentor for City Year, I’m here to tell you all about my experience as a mentor,…

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Benefits & Resources
Introducing…Team Idealism’s COVID-19 Wellbeing Pack
May 29, 2020

City Year UK’s Team Idealism in Greater Manchester have created a wonderful ‘COVID-19 Wellbeing Pack’ to keep us all feeling…

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Social Action
Blue Coats Service Action Day
October 25, 2019

The Blue Coats Service Action Day was a chance for City Year UK and employees from our supporter National Grid…

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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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