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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 Alumni
Dan’s story
April 2, 2024

In celebration of International Transgender Day of Visibility, our former City Year UK School Service Leader Dan, shares his experience…

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Our Alumni
Neil’s Journey: from City Year Mentor to Starting His Own Social Enterprise
January 9, 2024

Since serving with City Year UK between 2021-2022, former City Year mentor Neil has taken the fight against education inequality…

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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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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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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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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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