Reality Fellows

Apply to be a Reality Fellow 2018-2019!

We welcome you to apply to be a Reality Fellow! These four young adults (ages 21-28) will spend a year living amongst, serving alongside, and learning from our community of friends with and without developmental disabilities.

The Reality Fellows Program is a unique and unforgettable experience! A year as a Fellow is an immersion into:

  • Life within a beloved community

  • Discovering your own vocational gifts and aspirations

  • Transformative service toward those who are typically marginalized

  • Learning from these same people, who have so much wisdom about following Jesus

The basics:

The Reality Fellows Program consists of two overlapping elements. First, the Fellows join the Reality Ministries staff, and they are a major part of what we do. 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. Fellows will also be engaging in reflection together and with staff members, both over their work and over various Christian writings and practices. For a more detailed job description, click here.

Second, 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. Residents participate in life together in many ways, including prayer, meals, events, and many, many spontaneous porch hangouts (everyone there has a porch!). You will be living with one other Fellow 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 2018 - July 2019.

We will review applications upon receipt until February 8, 2018 or until all positions are filled.

To apply, submit the Reality Fellow 2018-2019 Application. You can attach a letter of recommendation with your application but this is not required. 

Meet the 2017-2018 Reality Fellows!

Lee Anna Gill is from Lenoir, NC, and just finished up last year at Appalachian State in Boone. Her enthusiasm is contagious - she goes all out for whatever she's doing, whether it's a group she's leading here, a card game, or a Holloween costume. While she's here in Durham she's becoming an avid contra dancer!
Paige Duffy got involved with Reality as a volunteer her senior year at NC State. She wants to pursue a masters degree in speech therapy. When Paige isn't busy here sharing her generosity and humor, she loves being outside, climbing and hiking with friends.
John Kim comes to us from Michigan... and Jerusalem... and South Korea! He's been everywhere. He has a kind and generous spirit and a gift for music and dancing. And he startles easily. 
Brian Engelhardt is a vicious Nerts player, a singer, an athlete, a wearer of flannel, and a beloved friend to many. He's from Colorado and loves to brag about their mountains, and he went to college at Baylor. When he's done here he is planning on going to medical school.