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City Year UK and Nesta hold education event to share transatlantic insights

City Year UK and Nesta recently hosted an event which saw US experts on education reform joining specialists here to share transatlantic insights into closing the education gap in the UK.

The panel included Sonia Blandford from Achievement for All 3As, Dr Gil Noam of Harvard University, Graeme Duncan from Right to Succeed, Dr Robert Balfanz of John Hopkins University and Jim Balfanz, President City Year Inc.

America has been grappling with the same challenge as the UK: how to organise its education system so that all of its young people leave as successful young adults able to participate in … Read more ›

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Evening Standard – Hackney pupils get lesson from basketball pro

The Evening Standard reports on the visit of NBA basketball star, Alan Anderson, to Whitmore Primary School in Hackney, where he met with pupils and City Year volunteers.

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Children & Young People Now – School youth volunteer scheme has positive impact

Children & Young People Now reports on an evaluation of the City Year programme’s third year in London.

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Serving and Learning: A New Skills Pathway for Young People on the Road to Employment

In her latest blog in the Huffington Post, CEO of City Year UK, Sophie Livingstone explains how City Year can be a new pathway into employment for young people.

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