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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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Introducing our new School Service Leaders
May 22, 2024

Back in April, we welcomed 4 new Student Support Leaders (SSL) to City Year UK, who are serving in our…

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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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City Year Mentors
City Year UK Red Talks
March 6, 2024

  Last Friday, as part of their Leadership and Development Days, our mentors took part in their Red Talks. A…

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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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Education
Black History Month: 8 Icons To Know
October 29, 2021

Black History Month is celebrated every October here in the UK. Our City Year Mentors and CYUK staff team have…

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City Year 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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City Year 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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City Year 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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