Our Mission

New Vision Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create pathways to success by motivating disadvantaged youth in Minnesota through coding and digital literacy classes.

Core customers are disadvantaged youth and young adults, and the communities working to engage them as part of larger education, employment and economic development strategies.

Our staff bring decades of technical experience, cultural competency and credibility of working towards community economic development and social justice.

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Our Programs

New Vision Foundation offers school-based as well as after-school coding and digital literacy classes for disadvantaged youth and young adults.

Since our founding in 2016, we have continued to invest heavily in our youth and prepare them for the 21st century digital economy. We want to foster opportunities for them to connect with the world of coding, introduce them to careers in the information technology sector, and create a robust pipeline of future high-tech employees.

Staff & Board

New Vision Foundation staff, from the Founder & Executive Director, to Software Developers that teach the coding classes, are members of the minority community themselves. They bring decades of technical experience, cultural competency and credibility of working towards community economic development and social justice.

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New Vision Foundation is now teaching in-school and after-school coding and digital literacy classes in 12 public schools in the Twin Cities Metro area, serving more than 1,200 youth. We also offer after-school coding and digital literacy classes at our St Paul headquarters.

New Vision Foundation became a statewide organization in the summer of 2021 with our pilot coding and digital literacy class in St Cloud, MN. We now offer after-school coding and digital literacy classes to disadvantaged youth in the cities of Willmar and St Cloud, MN.

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Learn how your company can partner with New Vision Foundation to create opportunities for students to start their careers.

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Need more information?  Reach out to us today!  A staff member will reply to you as soon as possible.

Message From Our Founder

I am passionate about increasing the participation of minority communities in the high-tech industry as a means of solving racial income disparities in Minnesota. I want our youth to change their mindset from being just consumers of technology to being creators of technology. And I want Minnesota to be the best state in the country with the highest percentage of diverse workforce in the high tech sector.

Hussein Farah - Founder & Executive Director, New Vision Foundation

Our Generous Community

“I’m really excited about coding because it opens up new opportunities” - Jama Shiekh (Higher Ground Academy, St.Paul - 9th Grade)

News & Blog

NVF Selected as Greater Twin Cities United Way Grant Recipient

April 13, 2022

Greater Twin Cities United Way is awarding $12.1 million to 90 nonprofits aligned with its vision of a community where all people thrive, regardless of income level, race or place of residence. Funding will support people…

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NVF Instructor Highlight

April 1, 2022

Amal Ali, an instructor at Higher Ground Academy in St. Paul, currently teaches our Intro to Web Development course to high school students. When asked what her favorite thing about teaching her students is, she states…

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Our Work in Greater Minnesota

March 31, 2022

In our efforts to expand our programs statewide, our goal is to provide additional tech education opportunities outside of the metro area to teens and young adults between the ages of 13-18. As of last year,…

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651.340.9742 • training@nu-viz.org