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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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Team Diamonds’ Charity Climb at Kinder Scout
January 25, 2022

Back in October, Team Diamonds (serving at Kings Heath Boys in the West Midlands), climbed Kinder Scout to raise money…

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Social Action
Social Action Day – a Team Power update…
December 7, 2021

The first Social Action Project for our Volunteer Mentors took place on November 19th. Today we’re joined by Amelia Ledgard-Hoile,…

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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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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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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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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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Group of volunteer mentors
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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Group of volunteer mentors smiling on the floor of a school
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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Volunteer mentor in uniform
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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Volunteer mentor in uniform
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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