City Year UK launched in London in 2010 and has since grown to Birmingham in 2013 and to Greater Manchester in 2015. Over the past sixyears, City Year UK has gained recognition as a leading youth service organization and as a leader in the growing national youth service movement in the UK. City Year UK Chief Executive Sophie Livingstone also serves as a founder, trustee, and Co-Chair of Generation Change, the independent voice of youth service in Britain, which brings together 18 youth service organizations and is committed to growing the impact and status of high-quality national service.
Having celebrated its 5th Anniversary of the launch of City Year UK in London last year, more than 110 dedicated City Year UK corps members are supporting and inspiring nearly 8,000 students in 13 primary and secondary schools across Greater London.
In Birmingham this school year, more than 50 corps members serve more than 4,000 local students in six schools.
Officially launched in the fall of 2015, this year is the first full year of service in Greater Manchester. Currently, more than 30 corps members serve a combined student population of over 3,000 across four schools.
The vision of City Year UK is that, by 2020, 10 years after launching in the UK, CYUK will be operating across five cities in the UK.