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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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Paid work that pays back through a UK Year of Service
December 16, 2021

Back to Impact report 2019 – 2021 In June 2021, City Year UK was delighted to be named as one…

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Shared impact: spotlight on The Vertex Foundation

Back to Impact Report 2019-2021 At City Year UK we share our impact with our partners and our ongoing collaboration…

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“When you work to change the life of another, it inevitably changes you”

Back to Impact report 2019-2021 Chloe, a Volunteer Mentor with City Year London in 2020-21, shares how her mentoring relationship…

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“I grew up around people who struggled in school with no support”

Back to Impact report 2019-2021 Abul volunteered with City Year West Midlands in 2020-21.  He shares his journey as part…

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“I never imagined City Year would give me something to be passionate about”

Back to Impact report 2019-2021 Eloise, a Volunteer Mentor with City Year Greater Manchester in 2020-21, shares her story “I…

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Winners! Morgan Stanley Strategy Challenge 2021

Back to Impact report 2019-2021 This year for the first time, City Year UK took part in the Morgan Stanley…

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Piloting City Year UK in an Alternative Provision school

Back to Impact report 2019-2021 In 2020-21, we piloted a partnership with an Alternative Provision setting in Walsall, for pupils…

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“My Bridge Builder has helped me think about options I have not considered before”
April 22, 2021

 Amanpreet Bhogal, Volunteer Mentor, City Year West Midlands, 2019-20 When I first heard about the Bridge Builder scheme of corporate…

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

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

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Our Impact
Meet Sharon Webley, City Year West Midlands programme manager

Sharon has had a long career in education working with children and  young people to attain and achieve. She is…

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“I see my role as supporting a volunteer mentor to build their capacity for leadership” – A corporate mentor or ‘Bridge Builder’s’ view

Ashley Barratt volunteers as a ‘Bridge Builder’, offering ongoing careers advice and support to Volunteer Mentors at City Year West…

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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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