Greater Manchester stories
In the words of Robert Kennedy, "Each time a person stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others, he or she sends out a tiny ripple of hope." We believe that each ripple can inspire others to act, which in turn inspires others. Here are just a few of our ripples of hope.
Why volunteer with City Year Greater Manchester?
"If you want to help others, gain experience in a school and want a year that will change your attitudes, happiness and prospects, get involved with City Year!"Read the story
Hope volunteered with City Year in Greater Manchester, 2021-22. She shares her personal development journey from her university placement year...Read more about "City Year offered me the chance to grow, both personally and professionally."
Team Starfish in Greater Manchester served at Bolton St Catherine’s Academy, 2022-23. “When I first met MW he was unengaged....Read more about "He absolutely worships his City Year Mentor and is always singing their praises"
Meet our City Year Greater Manchester programme manager
For the past 20 years, Dean has worked as a Senior Leader in Education, Consultant and Director in some very challenging urban environments.Meet Dean