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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.

Latest stories

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Education April 22nd, 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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Volunteer mentors looking out, holding onto a fence
Education April 22nd, 2021

“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 Alumni December 10th, 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 December 10th, 2020

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 Alumni December 10th, 2020

A team leader of one of the first City Year UK teams in London, Rodney went on to a career…

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Volunteer mentors standing in a circle putting their hands in the middle for a spirit break
Education December 10th, 2020

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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Local stories

Education

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

Read more about "City Year pushes you to become the best possible version of yourself"
Education

“My journey with City Year has been amazing since day one. The world started to go downhill with COVID and...

Read more about My City Year Journey
Our Alumni

Saajidah  volunteered in Greater Manchester in 2016, following her A Levels. Through City Year she found her passion for working...

Read more about Saajidah Begum, City Year Greater Manchester, 2016-17
Our Alumni

Beth was one of the first volunteers to serve in the West Midlands in 2013 and ended up staying on...

Read more about Beth Crossfield, City Year West Midlands, 2013-14
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