Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Don't Stop Believing
You know how certain songs can take you back to another time and place? For Global Citizen Corp leader Casey Drobnick the song “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey transports her back to one of her first experiences with the Global Citizen Corps community.
Casey had spent a summer in the Dominican Republic helping to build houses and was struggling to adjust to life back at home. With a new outlook on the world and her place in it she was feeling like her new way of seeing things was not shared by many people—until she found Global Citizen Corps.
After she joined he attended a leadership summit. For Casey the clear highlight of the summit was a two-hour video conference with like minded GCC leaders from Iraq. There she was in the middle of a large group of American kids, chatting and discussing serious issues with kids from Iraq! The Iraqi students sang traditional Kurdish songs and Casey and the other American kids sang “Don’t Stop Believing”—you know: “Just a small town girl, livin’ in a lonely world. She took the midnight train going anywhere!”
After the Global Citizen Corps Summit and the video conference Casey knew that she was not alone in his desire to see real change in the world. There are plenty of people with the same hopes and dreams—they just have to be found. And Global Citizen Corp is a great place to find them.