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Our impact

Through a structured service opportunity, young people can gain vital work experience and skills that will help prepare them to enter and thrive in the workforce.

2.7 million hours served

Over the course of the last 15 years, City Year South Africa service leaders have spent nearly 3 million hours in service to their community. Our service leaders have served their communities through creating positive learning environments in schools, school and community beautification projects, and improving educational outcomes for learners.

1,862 alumni graduated

Serving with City Year South Africa provides young people with a clear pathway to work. Our alumni have gone on to have successful careers in a range of professions, including education, business, healthcare, and more. City Year gives young people the skills, real world work experience, and network to gain entry and flourish in the workplace.

15 years of impact in South Africa

88%
retention rate

Our service leaders are extraordinarily dedicated to the program and their growth.

80%
graduate placement

City Year South Africa's unique “ServeToWork” model helps service leaders successfully transition into the workplace after graduation.

157
service partners

City Year is deeply grounded in its partnerships with the community.

124,000
learners served

Together, we’re creating positive, responsive and welcoming learning environments where learners can thrive.

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City Year South Africa

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Our unique model

Learn more about City Year's innovative ServeToWork model that helps service leaders transition from service to career.

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City Year South Africa board member and partners from service sites
Our service partners

Learn more about our partners who help us support student success in our communities

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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