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Our stories

Read a collection of stories and learn from the perspectives and experiences of our City Year Americorps members, students, partners and alumni.

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Q&A with Recruitment Officer Esau Raditsela
October 1, 2020

Get a behind the scenes look at our recruitment process with Recruit Officer Esau Raditsela.

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City Year South Africa service leaders smiling holding posters at a school
The Corps
In the World of Children, it’s the Small Heartfelt Touches that Create Big Meaningful Change
July 29, 2020

Hear from a service leader why the hard work of City Year South Africa is all worth it.

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City Year South Africa serving leader working with a table of learners in school
Building the Courage to Ask
September 20, 2019

How a service leader got her learner to look up from his books and ask for help.

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Our Impact
The Mandela Legacy – A Month of Transformational Service at City Year South Africa
July 25, 2019

City Year South Africa honors its connection to President Nelson Mandela through service.

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Our Alumni
City Year Graduate and ED Selected as Obama Leader for the 2019 Africa Programme
July 1, 2019

City Year South Africa Executive Director Daylene van Buuren was selected as an Obama Leader for the 2019 Africa programme.

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Service leaders in red jackets taking the City Year pledge
The Corps
Honouring Youth and Celebrating Youth in Service
June 5, 2019

Seventy-two young people receive their red jacket, the City Year South Africa signature uniform piece that is earned through commitment…

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Our Impact
Recognising the Need for Role Models
April 29, 2019

Learn how a service leader helped to unleash his learners’ potential through trust and patience.

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Our Impact
Messages of Hope, Compassion and Courage Over the Voices of Violence
March 15, 2019

Read about how a service leader teaches his learner to be his own hero.

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Back of a service leader t-shirt that says: We Serve To Work #YouthService
The Corps
The Amathuba Programme
January 5, 2019

Learn how City Year South Africa’s Amathuba Internship Programme helps young people transition from service to career.

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Service Partners
  • Sekwati primary school logo
  • Tshilidzi Primary school logo
  • Zola Higher Primary School logo
  • Paul Mosaka primary school logo
  • Lyndhurst primary school logo
  • Mikateka logo
  • Rebonwe Primary School logo
Amathuba Partners
  • Camp Sizanani logo
  • Phakamani young minds logo
  • WestRand Youth Development logo
  • Timberland South Africa Logo
  • Aggatu logo