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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

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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Volunteer mentor smiling
Volunteer Mentors December 10th, 2020

Brandon, 21, joined City Year UK for his university placement.  Find out how a year of volunteering helped him. “At…

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Education December 10th, 2020

Nicole, 24, joined City Year UK after completing her master’s degree.  She shares her typical day. “My team was based…

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Local stories

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
Our Alumni

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

Read more about Rodney Williams, City Year London 2010-11
Education

They said, “If you think you’re a leader, please stand up.” Now, many arose but to my seat I was...

Read more about A leadership journey
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