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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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Introducing our new School Service Leaders
May 22, 2024

Back in April, we welcomed 4 new Student Support Leaders (SSL) to City Year UK, who are serving in our…

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Our Alumni
Dan’s story
April 2, 2024

In celebration of International Transgender Day of Visibility, our former City Year UK School Service Leader Dan, shares his experience…

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City Year Mentors
City Year UK Red Talks
March 6, 2024

  Last Friday, as part of their Leadership and Development Days, our mentors took part in their Red Talks. A…

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Education
Black History Month: 8 Icons To Know
October 29, 2021

Black History Month is celebrated every October here in the UK. Our City Year Mentors and CYUK staff team have…

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City Year Mentors
Library Work at Tile Cross Academy
August 17, 2021

Today on the CYUK Blog, we have a post from one of our now-Alumni, Charis! She penned this piece for…

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City Year Mentors
“City Year pushes you to become the best possible version of yourself”
April 22, 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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City Year 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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Our Impact
A leadership journey
December 10, 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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Education
Nicole’s story

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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City Year Mentors
“One of the hardest but best things I’ve done in my life”
December 1, 2020

Not only did I change the lives of students during this academic year, but the children unknowingly have changed mine.

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