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The Mine Aims For Sustainable Social Services

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You've heard of social media, but have you heard of social entrepreneurship?

"I would describe that as applying business principles to create greater social impact," said Taylor Potter.

Doing good both in deeds and bottom line.

"We know that to help people we have to create sustainable practices," said Aaron Miller.

Which is where The Mine comes in, an initiative to come up with great ideas that help others and itself.

"You are truly digging deep and trying to understand both the financial and business issues of trying to do social good and also the most effective way to reach people in Tulsa," said Miller.

As for those who will come up with next great social innovation, that's part of the program too.

"We want to create a unique opportunity in Tulsa that young professionals either want to come to Tulsa to participate in or want to stay in Tulsa," said Potter.

Ten people will be chosen to participate, who themselves will find the experience enriching.

"So as your team is working on a project throughout the year, you're also meeting twice a month as a group to be trained on financial modeling on public speaking," said Miller.

On improving yourself as you help improve the lives of others. Who are the people The Mine will attract?

"The people who are driven and want to be successful but truly care about helping those less fortunate than them and making true change in Tulsa," said Miller.

Each group of five will be allotted $10,000 in seed money to implement their projects.

The Mine program is accepting applications until midnight on July 12th. Click the link to apply.

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