About City Vision University
Our Mission is to use online education to transform lives through Jesus, Justice and Technology.
City Vision was initially founded to provide online Christian education to staff at evangelical organizations serving the poor as well as their program participants. While this still remains a core focus, we have since expanded to also provide Christian education to students pursuing nonprofit and counseling careers. See our Statement of Faith.
We promote Justice through radically affordable, practical education focused on addressing the needs of the poor, addicted and underserved.
City Vision uses Technology in its cost-effective, disruptive innovation, lean startup approach to online education. We also use technology to diffuse innovation and disseminate best practices for Christians serving the poor.
Goal 1: Christian Social Service Education: to provide affordable, practical education enabling Christian leaders to transform the lives of the poor, addicted and underserved.
Goal 2: Radically Affordable Education: to use disruptive innovation to provide free educational content and radically affordable programs to diffuse innovation and best practices for Christians serving the poor and increase our global presence.
Goal 3: Faculty and Staff Development: to develop faculty and staff to support their own professional development and calling to enable them to provide effective education to our students and further our mission.
Goal 4: Stewardship: to provide effective accounting, finance, technology and administrative support to City Vision University’s programs and services in a way that reflects our values and achieves our mission.
Goal 5: Financial Growth: to secure significantly increased resources and expanded enrollment enabling City Vision to add new programs, expand existing programs and further our mission.
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History of City Vision
City Vision has roots and history that span rescue missions, Christian community development, the Salvation Army, evangelical ministries, Christian recovery and the Black church traditions. All of these traditions inform our values and core organizational DNA. We also have a rich history of innovation from our leadership’s involvement in co-founding a MIT research group with one of the father’s of the Internet, involvement in the 90’s dot-com boom and leading disruptive innovation in higher education today.
City Vision Founded as the education arm of AGRM called Rescue College.
TechMission is founded out of a Black church ministry PREP and the Christian Community Development Association movement and develops a partnership network of 500+ education programs in urban ministries.
Rescue College is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission with a degree completion program in Missions.
TechMission launches UrbanMinistry.org and ChristianVolunteering.org which grew to have 100,000+ open educational resources and became the third most visited website among Christian organizations serving the poor.
Rescue College becomes a part of the Christian nonprofit TechMission and was renamed City Vision College.
City Vision College starts offering
graduate programs and becomes
City Vision University.
City Vision’s leadership co-founds the Christian Higher Education Innovation Alliance with 100+ leaders with the vision of expanding Christian higher education to the poor and majority world.