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Receive a 10% scholarship for national partner affiliates (after scholarship, tuition is $720/course for both undergrad & grad)

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Below is a list of past & current rescue mission and other affiliates and the number of students they have sent to City Vision. Some missions may also be scholarship partners and strategic partners. Read more of our history with rescue missions.
St. Matthew’s House (46)
Engineering Ministries International (27)
Wheeler Mission Ministries (21)
Springs Rescue Mission (18)
University of the Nations (17)
Salvation Army (23)
Souls Harbor Rescue Mission (12)
Water Street Mission (Lancaster, PA) (11)
Joy Church Medford (10)
Wyoming Rescue Mission (10)
City Union Mission (Kansas City) (9)
Jericho Road Ministries (FL) (9)
Keystone Mission (9)
Caring Place (Miami Rescue Mission) (8)
Great Falls Rescue Mission (8)
Denver Rescue Mission (7)
Miracle Hill Ministries (7)
Sunday Breakfast Mission (Wilmington, DE) (7)
Hiway 80 Rescue Mission (6)
Market St Mission (6)
Adult & Teen Challenge Ohio Valley (5)
Knox Area Rescue Mission (5)
New York Divinity School (5)
Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission (5)
The Path of Citrus Country Rescue Mission (5)
Third Millennium Ministries (5)
Urban Vision (5)
Vision International University (5)
Bay Area Rescue Mission (4)
Brother Bryan Mission of Birmingham (4)
Capital City Rescue Mission (4)
City Rescue Mission (PA (4)
Gateway Mission (Holland, MI) (4)
Gateway Rescue Mission (4)
Hope Gospel Mission (4)
Milwaukee Rescue Mission (4)
Topeka Rescue Mission (4)
Valley Rescue Mission (4)
Bridgeport Rescue Mission (3)
Fairbanks Youth Advocates (3)
Fresno Mission (3)
Grace Resources (Lancaster Community Shelter) (3)
Kokomo Rescue Mission (3)
Open Door Mission (Omaha) (3)
Panama City Rescue Mission (3)
Philly House (3)
Place of Promise (3)
Rescue Mission of Utica (3)
Springfield Victory Mission (3)
Three Rivers Therapy (3)
Tri-City Union Gospel Mission (WA) (3)
TUMI Houston (3)
TUMI Los Angeles (3)
Union Gospel Mission of Grays Harbor (3)
Union Rescue Mission (Los Angeles) (3)
Central Union Mission (DC) (2)
Christ the King Dorchester Church (2)
Christian Aid Center Rescue Mission (2)
CITA Rescue Mission (2)
Columbus Rescue Mission (2)
Crossroads Mission (Yuma) (2)
Durham Rescue Mission (2)
Healing House KC (2)
Idaho Falls Rescue Mission (2)
Institute for Community Transformation (Frontier Ventures) (2)
Lexington Rescue Mission (2)
Lighthouse Ministries (Lexington, KY) (2)
Lighthouse Mission Ministries (Bellingham) (2)
Montana Rescue Mission (2)
Muncie Mission Ministries (2)
Nashville Rescue Mission (2)
New Life Center Fargo (2)
New York City Rescue Mission (2)
Open Door Mission (Rochester, NY) (2)
Providence Rescue Mission (2)
Redwood Gospel Mission (2)
Shelter KC (2)
Southern New Hampshire Rescue Mission (2)
TUMI (2)
UCAN City Mission (2)
Wiseman Ministries (2)
Yakima Union Gospel Mission (2)
Blue Rose Mission (1)
Bread of Life Mission AZ (1)
Bread of Life Mission WA (1)
Buffalo City Mission (1)
Camp Sakanac (1)
Charlotte Rescue Mission (1)
City Mission (Washington, PA) (1)
City Rescue Mission (FL) (1)
City Rescue Mission of Lansing (1)
Cleveland County Rescue Mission (1)
Cross Bar X Youth Ranch (1)
Crossroads Nogales Mission (1)
CrossWalk Center (1)
Dream Center Phoenix (1)
Earthen Vessels Outreach (1)
East County Transitional Living Center (1)
Elevate Branson (1)
Fairbanks Rescue Mission (1)
Family Resource Center (1)
Fort Walton Rehab (1)
Gospel Rescue Mission Tucson (1)
Grace Centers of Hope (1)
Grace House of Longview (1)
Heartline Ministries (1)
Hope Ministries (Iowa) (1)
Hope Rescue Mission Missoula (1)
iMentor Global (1)
Inside Out (1)
Jimmie Hale Mission (1)
Kelowna Gospel Mission (1)
Kitsap Rescue Mission (1)
Las Cruces Gospel Rescue Mission (1)
Life Path Christian Ministries (1)
Light of Life Rescue Mission (1)
Lima Rescue Mission (1)
LIVING Ministry (1)
Mel Trotter Ministries (1)
Merced County Rescue Mission (1)
Muskegon Rescue Mission (1)
New Orleans Mission (1)
Niagara Gospel Mission (1)
Orlando Union Rescue Mission (1)
Oxford Circle CCDA (1)
Phoenix House (1)
Radical Recovery (1)
Raleigh Rescue Mission (1)
Rescue Mission Alliance: Central Coast (1)
Rescue Mission of Salt Lake (1)
Rockford Rescue Mission (1)
Safe Harbor Rescue Mission (1)
Samaritan Villages of Hot Springs (1)
Samaritan Village (1)
Santa Barbara Rescue Mission (1)
Shelter House (1)
Stepping Stones Safe Haven (1)
Stowe Mission of Central Ohio (1)
Sunshine Gospel Mission (Chicago) (1)
The Gospel Mission (Sioux City) (1)
The Gospel Rescue Mission (Muskogee, OK) (1)
The Mission at Kern County (1)
The Mission of Winter Haven (1)
The Transition House (1)
TUMI Dallas (1)
TUMI Prison Fellowship at California State Prison Solano (1)
TUMI Topeka (1)
Union Gospel Mission – Vancouver (1)
Union Gospel Mission Dallas (1)
WaterFront Rescue Mission (1)
Westminster Rescue Mission (1)
Winchester Rescue Mission (1)
Winston-Salem Rescue Mission (1)

Because we are a relational ministry in addition to being a university, our goal is to be have an active relationship with all organizational partners. Because of this, for an organization to remain an active Scholarship Partner or Affiliate Partner, we need to meet with the leadership of the organization at least once a year. 

Become a scholarship partner to organizations that send two or more students in a year & meet partnership expectations (after scholarship, tuition is $550/course undergrad or grad)

Adult & Teen Challenge Ohio Valley (5)
Bay Area Rescue Mission (4)
Caring Place (Miami Rescue Mission) (8)
CITA Rescue Mission (2)
City Rescue Mission (PA) (4)
CityTeam (3)
Dream Center (5)
Durham Rescue Mission (2)
Engineering Ministries International (27)
Fresno Mission (3)
Gateway Rescue Mission (4)
Healing House KC (2)
Idaho Falls Rescue Mission (2)
Joy Church Medford (10)
Knox Area Rescue Mission (5)
Lighthouse Mission Ministries (Bellingham) (2)
Market Street Mission (6)

 

Milwaukee Rescue Mission (4)
Miracle Hill Ministries (7)
Open Door Mission (Omaha) (3)
Place of Promise (3)
Redwood Gospel Mission (2)
Rescue Mission Alliance: Central Coast (1)
Springs Rescue Mission (18)
St. Matthew’s House (46)
Topeka Rescue Mission (4)
Tri-City Union Gospel Mission (WA) (3)
Union Rescue Mission (Los Angeles) (3)
Urban Vision (5)
Valley Rescue Mission (4)
Water Street Mission (Lancaster, PA) (11)
Wheeler Mission Ministries (21)
Wyoming Rescue Mission (10)
Yakima Union Gospel Mission (2)

City Vision is only able to provide our $250/course partner scholarship to students because of the efforts partners make in supporting the partnership. All scholarship partners must meet the following expectations to remain active partners and receive partner scholarship benefits. Partner organizations agree to:

  1. Have at least two paying students in a year. If they do not, students will no longer receive the partner scholarship, but may still receive other scholarships if eligible. A student from the partner will have a 2 term grace period to continue receiving the scholarship if the organization is no longer sending multiple students. 
  2. Have at least one partnership meeting per year (preferably two) with City Vision University involving the executive leadership of the organization.
  3. Appoint a partner liaison to serve as the primary contact for the CVU partnership. It is recommended that organizations appoint one contact for staff and one contact for clients (Wounded Healers).
  4. Actively promote City Vision to staff and clients as appropriate. This could include the following:
    • Inviting City Vision to present briefly at an all-staff meeting or leadership team meeting
    • Sending an email template to your staff email list
    • Requesting flyers to be sent to you from City Vision and distributing them to staff and/or clients.
    • Requesting a poster to be sent to you from City Vision
    • Including City Vision in HR processes such as a recommended option in professional development plan
    • Including City Vision as a preferred partner in tuition reimbursement programs
    • Developing a credit recognition partnership where staff or clients get credit for high-quality training you are implementing in your organization
    • Developing a cohort program where groups of staff or clients take courses together and have on-site discussions about their learning experiences

Basis for Partnership Expectations

CVU’s tuition is about ⅓ or ½ of most other online Christian schools, so we are only able to make this scholarship financially sustainable if the effort of partners significantly reduces our marketing cost. Ultimately, the more partners promote City Vision and the more students they provide, the more that reduces our marketing costs. This allows us to fulfill our goal of providing high-quality, radically affordable online education to partners.

Work with City Vision to develop collaborative cohort programs for groups of staff, clients or interns including credit partnerships​.

National Affiliate Partners (10% Scholarship)

Rescue Missions

City Vision provides scholarships to students from all rescue missions. Tuition is:
• $720/course for missions sending one student a year ($80/course or 10% scholarship)
• $550/course for missions sending two or more students a year ($250/course scholarship).​
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City Vision provides scholarships to students from the Salvation Army. Tuition is:
• $720/course for divisions sending one student a year ($80/course or 10% scholarship)
• $550/course for those outside the US or divisions sending two or more students a year ($250/course scholarship).​
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City Vision provides scholarships to students from ATC Tuition is:
• $720/course for affiliates sending one student a year ($80/course or 10% scholarship)
• $550/course for affiliates sending two or more students a year or those outside the US ($250/course scholarship).​
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Rex Baker, Executive Director, Gateway Mission Testimonial on CVU Partnership

Strategic Partner Profile: St. Matthew's House

St. Matthew’s House is an incredibly innovative $33 million dollar rescue mission serving the poor, homeless and addicted in Naples, FL. Each year, they provide over 513,000 meals and housing to over 1,600 individuals. Of those, 120 are placed in jobs, and 385 are placed in housing. The leadership of St. Matthew’s realized a key strategy to remain effective and innovative is to invest heavily in the education and training of their staff. In the past 5 years, St. Matthew’s has had over 40 of their staff and others enroll in City Vision and one of their staff has become faculty.

As a strategic partner, City Vision provides a scholarship so tuition is only $550/course. Also, many of their staff have outstanding senior management experience, enabling them to accelerate their degree by getting prior learning credit for their past experience. As our partner, St. Matthew’s can better fulfill their vision of transforming thousands of lives and becoming a national model of best practices for other organizations to replicate.

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“City Vision University provides a quality, practical and affordable education that equips our staff to better serve people experiencing hunger, homelessness and addiction. Often our people that earn their degrees at City Vision have been homeless or addicted and now are valued employees that can help transform other people’s lives through their education.” – Steve Brooder, CEO, St. Matthew’s House

Strategic Partner Profile: Springs Rescue Mission

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Springs Rescue Mission is a rapidly growing innovative $16.7 million dollar rescue mission serving the poor, homeless and addicted in Colorado Springs. In 2021, they provided over 186,651 meals and housing to 2,596 individuals. Of those, 30% are in addiction recovery programs and 51% are enrolled in job training programs.

Jeff Cook, Chief Programs Officer at Springs Rescue Mission, completed his Bachelor’s in Nonprofit Management as well as his MBA with City Vision. From this experience, he saw the need to develop two staff training tracks in partnership with City Vision.

Management and Leadership Cohort

The goal of this group is to equip emerging leaders to become managers through the following sequence of 5 courses:

Case Management Cohort

The goal of this group is to equip guest services staff to become case managers through the following sequence of 5 courses:

How it works & benefits

Currently, 11 Springs Rescue Mission staff take one of the above courses each term as a cohort in sequence. A part of their work schedule involves having discussion groups on the course material (similar to a book club). Students work collaboratively on projects together, but still have to submit their own work. As a strategic partner, City Vision provides a 33% scholarship so tuition is only $5,000/year. For staff that have outstanding senior management experience, City Vision enables them to accelerate their degree by getting prior learning credit for their past experience. As our partner, Springs Rescue Mission can better fulfill their vision of transforming thousands of lives and becoming a national model of innovation for other organizations to replicate.

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“City Vision is the perfect partner for Springs Rescue Mission in higher education. The courses are specific to the work being accomplished at the mission. Because staff learn the same terminology and information at City Vision, they can use that to strengthen the programming and processes at the mission.”
– Jeff Cook, Chief Programs Officer, Springs Rescue Mission

Free Resources to Better Train Your Staff and Clients

Students from the Urban Ministry Institute can receive up to 32 credits for prior learning and a scholarship.
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Students from ATC receive scholarships and may receive credit for select ATC training programs
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City Vision recognizes Vision International University credits and degrees and a scholarship.
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City Vision recognizes University of the Nations credits and degrees and provides a scholarship.
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Students taking Thirdmill courses at MyThirdmill.org can receive up to 30 credits for prior learning and a scholarship.
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Students completing Saylor Academy courses can receive credits for prior learning and a scholarship.
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Those completing CLA’s Credential Christian Nonprofit Leader program can receive 6 credits with City Vision
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Students completing Harvestime Institute courses can receive credits for prior learning and a scholarship.
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Students trained in the Genesis Process can receive 3 credits for prior learning and a scholarship.
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