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Welcome to City Year Greater Manchester

Based in Pollard Yard, a vibrant hub known for its creative and promising start-ups, City Year Greater Manchester has three passions: tackling educational inequality, empowering diverse young people to gain skills by giving back and, last but not least, the city itself!

Supporting pupils in school

Around 200,000 children are living in poverty in Greater Manchester. Many need more support to make the most of their education than even the best schools have the resources to provide. Our highly trained and dedicated young people volunteer to give that extra help. As role models, mentors and tutors they’re there for individual pupils and the whole school, every day for a year.

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The challenge

Since 2015, young people volunteering through City Year Greater Manchester have given over a quarter of a million hours. They’ve supported thousands of pupils from some of the region’s most disadvantaged communities to enjoy and succeed in school.

Learn about the City Year Greater Manchester experience

Find out which schools we partner with

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Career development

We’re committed to investing in our volunteers to help them prepare for their future career. Their real world experience in school is underpinned by training, coaching and networking in a professional environment.

Learn about career development at City Year Greater Manchester

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Our impact

Research shows that children are more engaged and achieve more when they are connected to at least one adult at school. Our volunteers have time to build trust, coach pupils and show them what they are capable of.

Learn about our impact in Greater Manchester



Want to learn more?

We look forward to hearing from you! You can email City Year Greater Manchester by clicking the button below.

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Who's who at City Year Greater Manchester

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Any questions?

Answers to the questions we're asked most often


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