6 Reasons why we love our mentors

1. They could be somewhere else We know what it’s like, too many assignments to write… your current Netflix binge to be watched. It can be hard to find time to give away. Instead, our mentors give 2-3 hours a week on a Citywise project in a local school to meet with their mentee because […]

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WOOP

This is the second of 2 articles on the topic of “promoting lasting change.” Click here for part 1. In this article, we continue to share some of what we did in our school-based projects with young people this December. This is particularly interesting to share with you in a time when we’re excited about […]

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Making Resolutions Stick

This is the first of 2 articles on the topic of “promoting lasting change.” Click here for part 2. As 2017 draws to an end, many of us look toward the New Year with expectation. It can be very easy to make New Year’s resolutions in the heat of this enthusiasm. But how can we […]

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The 12 Citywise days of Christmas

On their last week of projects all our young people set some goals for their Christmas Holidays. We’ve been challenged by this one and asked if we could share it with you… can you do 12 nice things for other people this Christmas? For inspiration why not check out our catchy, almost-rhyming version of the […]

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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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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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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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