Tulsa Service Year

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.

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."

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

Yearlong

Start date in May

$40,000

Annual salary (which goes a long way in Tulsa)

$1,500

Signing bonus to be used for relocation

Lifelong

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

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."

Follow your Passion

Choose from four service tracks

Entrepreneurial Support

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

example placements

Social Impact

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

example placements

Civic Leadership

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

example placements

Arts & Education

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

example placements

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."

Become a Fellow

Applications are now closed for 2021-2022

here's how it works

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Submit your application and be contacted by the Tulsa Service Year team

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Interview with entrepreneurs and leaders in your field

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Get accepted and finalize your program placement

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Plan your move to Tulsa and meet your cohort

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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Catch the Buzz

In addition to its social programs, find out why Tulsa is gaining more attention as a great place to live and play

Tulsa Tough

Juneteenth

Pride Parade

Oktoberfest

Lone Wolf

Mother Road Market

Que Gusto

Burn Co.

Valkyrie

Pancho Anaya

Gathering Place

Cain's Ballroom

BOK Center

Duet Jazz Club

Tulsa Artist Fellowship

Philbrook

Woody Guthrie Center

108 Contemporary

Greenwood Cultural Center

Black Wall Street Times

MisFest Women's Music Festival

Oklahomans for Equality

TU Diwali Festival of Lights

La Fiesta de Tulsa

Fire in Little Africa

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