Become A Fellow
Applying to become a fellow with The Road is the first step in your journey of spiritual service. There are several important guidelines and dates to keep in mind. Please be sure to check the national Episcopal Service Corps website to ensure that your application is complete and on time.
We are thrilled that you are considering dedicating a year to walk beside us in service. The Road is a spiritual adventure located in the heart of Atlanta, Ga. As fellows of The Road, you will have the opportunity to live together in community at Emmaus House, devote your time and energy to compassionate work at one of our partner sites, and explore a city rich in history and central to the civil rights movement. Your service year should provide you with guidance and support in your personal journey, so we encourage you to read more about our program, as well as other programs in the Episcopal Service Corps. To find out if The Road is the right fit for you, please feel free to contact us with any questions or if you would like to speak with a current fellow or an alumnus of our program.
Every potential fellow must submit a general application, available here, which allows you to apply for up to seven programs nationwide. To be among the first applicants considered, be sure to submit your application by the early deadline, which falls in December before the holidays.
What would you say to someone applying to The Road?
Be ready to receive. Every aspect of The Road is invites me to challenge my own perceptions and understanding. I am continually being given new perceptions and vantage points to explore. The community we live in brings a variety of backgrounds and personal histories together; our site placements help us see cultural and social structures differently; our time spent in prayer has helped me meet God in new ways. There is so much to learn and so many ways to grow, but we have to remain open to it. We can’t come into this program and say, “Oh, I know who God is,” or “I know how to solve the injustices in our world.” But if you come with questions, and allow yourself to sit with them, your journey on The Road will be fruitful.
– Ciara Rowley, Road Fellow