Receive a 15% scholarship for national partner affiliates (listed below)
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 (43)
Springs Rescue Mission (14)
Cape Hope (1)
Become a 33% scholarship partner to organizations that send two or more students in a year & meet partnership expectations
City Vision is only able to provide our $500/course partner scholarship to students because of the efforts partners make in supporting the partnership. Starting in the 2022-23 academic year, all partners must meet the following expectations to remain active partners and receive partner scholarship benefits. Partner organizations agree to:
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.
|Adult & Teen Challenge Ohio Valley (5)|
Christian Aid Center Rescue Mission (2)
City Union Mission (Kansas City) (7)
Columbus Rescue Mission (2)
Engineering Ministries International (21)
Healing House KC (2)
Hope Gospel Mission (4)
Joy Church Medford (8)
Knox Area Rescue Mission (5)
New Life Center Fargo (2)
Southern New Hampshire Rescue Mission (2)
Sunday Breakfast Mission (Wilmington DE) (7)
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 33% scholarship so tuition is only $5,000/year. 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. City Vision plans to partner with St. Matthew’s to design some of our free MOOC courses, so they could be taken by all their intensive residential recovery programs participants. 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.
“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
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.
“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