As well as a youth and education charity, City Year UK is a movement for social change which aims to inspire young people to take part in civic service and, in the words of Mahatma Gandhi, to "be the change they wish to see in the world". We currently work in London, Birmingham and Manchester and are a beacon for a volunteer service year. Through empowering young people to 'be the change' they wish to see in their communities, we raise the attainment and ambition of children from disadvantaged backgrounds while supporting our volunteers - known as 'corps members' - to develop skills and networks to realise their ambitions after City Year.

Originally founded in Boston in 1988 by Harvard Law School roommates Michael Brown and Alan Khazei, City Year now operates in 26 US cities with nearly 3,000 young people dedicating 11 months of service each year.  City Year was able to come to the UK in 2010 and our ambition for the next ten years is to grow to support 70,000 children with 1000 corps members in 100 schools across 5 UK cities.

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