Over 9 months (from September to May), a diverse group of talented young professionals from across Tulsa work on high impact social innovation projects for the community, while developing the leadership and problem-solving skills to accelerate their careers.
The Fellows. Mine Fellows are future city, state, and world leaders. They are smart, hard-working, intellectually curious, driven, motivated, and they have a passion for improving their community.
The Projects. Mine projects are sourced from our extensive network of nonprofits, social entrepreneurs, and community leaders. Each project is different and unique, but all are big and exciting with the ability to have a real and lasting impact on Tulsa. Each team of five receives $10,000 to benchmark best practices, pilot their solutions, and implement their ideas. The Fellowship culminates at Final Presentations where teams present their findings and recommendations to 125+ stakeholders and community leaders.
The Professional Development. Mine Fellows develop powerful leadership, executive communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Our uniquely curated curriculum utilizes problem-solving frameworks from the world's top consulting firms and innovative startup methodologies including human centered design and an emphasis on early stage customer discovery. Throughout the project, Mine Fellows also expand their network through exposure to Oklahoma’s top business and social impact leaders.
Fellowship Tuition & Schedule
Tuition is $1250, and tuition assistance is available. Corporations and organizations are encouraged to pay the tuition of their participants.
Every other Thursday from 4:00 – 7:30 pm, Fellows meet with Mine leadership at 36 Degrees North for leadership development lessons, project brainstorming, and team time. Fellows devote 20+ hours per month on their project.
This transformational leadership experience helps Fellows:
Accelerate their career with leadership development and executive training
Foster social innovation and gain real-world project experience
Collaborate with a diverse team of young professionals
Grow their network with opportunities tailored to their industry and interests
Learn problem-solving methods used by top consulting firms
The Mine has accelerated the professional trajectory of 48 Fellows, who will serve as the next leaders of Tulsa and the world.
Fellows have participated in 10 high impact, social innovation projects.