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Meet the mentor: Joe Cooper

Everyone has to start somewhere, right?! The smallest opportunities can lead you to the previously unimaginable. Here with us is our trusted trustee (get it?) Joe Cooper to share his journey with Citywise so far. Good morning Joe! Talk me through your quest of how you got here… Hello! My mentoring journey started at sixteen […]

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Response to the Manchester bombing

The events of Monday evening shocked all of us, but have been especially painful for those who lost loved ones, or are currently recovering from injuries. Our thoughts this week have been with all those affected by the attack and we continue to pray for them. Several staff members and volunteers were able to attend the […]

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Mentor thank you event 2017

At the end of our year of project delivery, we hold thank you events for our hard-working mentors. This post is adapted from Chief Executive Luke Wilkinson’s address to all 2016-17 mentors: While you have been hard at work in the past few weeks with your exams, the whole country has been absorbed in the […]

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Winning at exams the Citywise way!

It’s exam season again and most students have a stressful few weeks of revision and exams ahead of them. It can easily feel overwhelming when faced with lots of material to memorise, but we have a few revision tricks up our sleeves using the four good old Citywise virtues! Trick 1. Write out a schedule (Good Judgment) Often […]

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The quest for happiness

Citywise Founder Xavier Bosch kicks off our series of  ‘foundations’ where we explore the fundamentals of what Citywise is all about.  Where do we get our vision from? We’re in the business of helping the young, especially the disadvantaged, to grow in character. I started Citywise in Castlemilk, Glasgow over 20 years ago but cannot claim credit for doing […]

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G.M. Citizens Mayoral Assembly

Speaking truth to power: on Monday 1st May, 30 Citywise mentors, supporters and young people took part in an historic event with the main candidates vying to become Mayor of Greater Manchester. We joined with over 40 organisations from across Greater Manchester for an assembly of music, drama, testimony and true politics: ordinary people coming […]

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Meet the mentor: Charlotte Campbell

Today, we have yet another wonderful staff member joining us for an interview on our latest #meetthementor blog. So get ready to meet our Curriculum Coordinator, Charlotte Campbell: Hiya! So excited for you to have joined us! Okay, let’s get right down to it. Tell us a little about yourself. My name’s Charlotte, as you […]

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When Mary met the Mayor

andy burnham

At Citywise we want to see all young people thrive and make a positive contribution to society. And that’s exactly what seventeen year-old Mary Walker – one of our junior mentors – got the opportunity to do on Thursday 2nd March when she met Andy Burnham MP. Andy Burnham is the front-runner candidate for the new […]

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Entitled, narcissistic, lazy

Promoting the healthy use of digital technology is one of the big challenges facing parents, teachers and anyone working with young people today. As part of our commitment to developing holistic wellbeing, we’ll be sharing any resources we come across that help us pick a way through the #digitalmaze. A lot of people are discussing […]

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Meet the Mentor: Dave Reynolds

New City, New Job, New Start… We’re kicking off our new blog with a series of #meetthementor interviews, where we go behind the scenes with some of the friendly faces of Citywise. The first one’s a bit of a cheat, but our staff members are all mentors too (they mentor the mentors)! So without further […]

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