Dear Future Corps Member

Dear Future Corps Member,

Welcome to City Year. You have been given an opportunity to change lives and impact others in ways you didn’t know possible. It’s ok if you feel nervous or overwhelmed; it’s a pretty big responsibility. Just remember, you have been chosen because you have the potential to be great.


The most literal future corps member. City Year onesie (and more!) available in the City Year store!

The most important piece of advice I can share with you is to appreciate every single moment. Your year of service will fly by, so do everything you can to make the most of it and enjoy the experience for what it is. The good moments will fuel you with idealism and positivity. The not so good moments will keep you humble and help you grow. Everyone will make mistakes, but learning how to deal with those mistakes is what will make you and your team better.

Take time to appreciate your team. Your team is your support system and will become your family. Just like any family, you may argue and fight, but at the end of the day, your team will be there for you.

Do your best to make the most of of every opportunity possible. You will be exhausted, but make an effort to attend those extra hour events. City Year provides some pretty awesome experiences, but it’s up to you to take advantage of them.

Thank you for committing to a year of service, I am excited for you to make better happen!

Yours in Service,
Ashley Dzurnak
Senior Corps Member, the AT&T team at Linden McKinley STEM Academy


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