Change our city.
Change your life.

Join a team of recent college graduates for a year of high-impact work in a city driven by innovation from a community of learners and doers like you.

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Become a Catalyst

We are looking for the next generation of change-makers

Tulsa Service Year wants the best, brightest, and most change-focused new college graduates to join us on the testing ground of social strategies for a year of service work. Our promise is to help you grow as much as possible.

Catalyze your career with a year of hands-on, high-impact work in a city driven by innovation and entrepreneurship.

Catalyze your community by learning and working alongside creative, ambitious, passionate thinkers like you.

Catalyze Tulsa, a city that welcomes your bold, imaginative ideas to address our nation’s most pressing challenges.

The year you will remember for the rest of your life

Welcoming recent college graduates from all across the United States to apply. 

Program Details


Start date in May


Annual salary (which goes a long way in Tulsa)


Signing bonus to be used for relocation


Friendships and connections with influential Tulsans, as well as skills for a high impact career

Quote from:

Aria, TSY Fellow at The Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice

"During recruitment I could see the dedication to TSY and the city of Tulsa. I loved seeing people who looked like me involved in something bigger than their own lives and I wanted to also be a part of something bigger than myself. I knew I would grow and serve in purpose."

Quote from:

Brandon, TSY Fellow at Terence Crutcher Foundation

"I chose Tulsa Service Year because it provides the opportunity to directly work in the field you want to work in while you’re also able to see tangible change in the community you’re working in."

Quote from:

Sujeiry, TSY Alumni

"I stayed in Tulsa because I wanted to continue the work I started here during my time with TSY and continue building community with leaders to create a Tulsa that can be a home to all."

Follow your Passion

Choose from four service tracks

Entrepreneurial Support

Engage with Tulsa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, where technology drives employment growth.

Past Placement Sites Include:

Social Impact

Make a difference by working and leading with Tulsa’s prominent nonprofit community and public programs.

Past Placement Sites Include:

Civic Leadership

Work in one of the nation’s most innovative, data-driven Mayor’s offices.

Past Placement Sites Include:

Arts & Education

Get hands on with Tulsa’s public-private arts and education programs.

Past Placement Sites Include:

Tulsa is Beta City, USA

A rising city with rapid and inclusive growth

The New York Times recently coined Tulsa ‘Beta City’ because it is a “testing ground for evidence-based social programs that aim to overhaul the way America handles issues related to inequality.” One of the key drivers in this ability to become a laboratory for social programs is Tulsa’s unique public-private partnerships. The city’s private foundations, nonprofits, and local government collaborate to both dream big about where Tulsa can go, as well as take the immediate concrete steps to make change now.

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