We’re accepting applications for Reality Fellows 2019-2020!
The Reality Fellows Program provides an opportunity for young people (ages 21-28) to have a unique and unforgettable experience: a year living amongst, serving alongside, and learning from our community of friends with and without intellectual/developmental disabilities.
The Reality Fellows experience is an immersion in:
- Daily life within a community of deep friendship
- Discovering your own vocational gifts and aspirations
- Transformative service toward those who are typically marginalized
- Learning from our friends with I/DD, who have so much wisdom about following Jesus
Reality Fellows become an integral part of the Reality Ministries staff. They are entrusted with leading programs, building friendships with participants, and contributing their unique ideas and energy to our team! They receive lots of support from the staff, making it a really wonderful place to try out new things and grow into leadership.
In addition to the work, the Fellows experience is enriched in many ways, including: weekly reflection on their work; reading and discussing various materials on spirituality, theology, and disability; retreats; and countless opportunities for celebration with the staff and community.
For a more detailed job description, click here.
During the year, the Fellows take up residence in the North Street Neighborhood (about a half mile from the Reality Center), a community intentionally structured around people living with disability. Fellows can participate in the neighborhood life in many ways, including prayer, meals, events, and many, many spontaneous porch hangouts (everyone there has a porch!). You will be living with one or two other Fellows in an apartment in one of the houses. Also, the area is very cool, with good food, parks, pubs, walking/running trails, and everything else you could want nearby. For more on the North Street Neighborhood, click here!
Each Fellow receives a $600 monthly stipend, free housing and utilities, and at least six meals per week through Reality’s programs.
Dates: The program will run August 2019 - July 2020.
We will review applications upon receipt until February 1, 2019 or until all positions are filled.
To apply, submit the Reality Fellows 2019-2020 Application.
Meet the 2018-2019 Reality Fellows!