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Welcome to City Year London

Diverse, dynamic and dedicated to tackling educational inequality, City Year London empowers 18 to 25-year-olds to support and inspire pupils furthest from opportunity. By giving back, our volunteers also gain - through skills development and networking opportunities useful for any career.

Supporting pupils to succeed

London might be one of the wealthiest cities in the world but it also has the highest rate of child poverty of any English region. Around 700,000 (37%) of the Capital’s children are growing up in poverty after housing costs. As well as poverty of income, too many suffer from poverty of opportunity and aspiration. Our City Year London volunteers give a year, full-time in schools as role models, mentors and tutors to show pupils why they matter, what they can achieve and who they can become.

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Addressing the challenge

Since 2010, hundreds of young people have volunteered through City Year London and given over a million hours to tackle educational inequality in over 100 school teams.

Learn about the City Year London experience


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Career development

Our volunteers give a year to support pupils to succeed in school and in turn, we invest in their personal and professional development. By changing children’s lives, our City Year Mentors often find they transform their own.

Learn about career development at City Year London

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Our impact

Our volunteers help individual pupils tackle academic challenges and overcome the emotional and social issues which can come between them and their education. They bring joy to learning and inspire high aspirations and standards across the whole school.

Learn about our impact in London

Want to learn more?

We look forward to hearing from you! You can email City Year London by clicking the button below or give us a call on 020 7014 2680.

Email us We are built on partnerships with schools, donors, supporters and universities. See how you could get involved

Read about our City Year London community

Who's who at City Year London

Meet some of the people who support our City Year Mentors

Any questions?

Answers to the questions we're asked most often


My City Year UK experience is one I’ll never forget and is one that I would probably do all over...

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Read more about “I am capable of so much more than I thought”

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Read more about “My pupils are reaching up to their potential”

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

Read more about “One of the hardest but best things I’ve done in my life”
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