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.

New Vision In Numbers

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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

Meet Kelly Frankenfield, NVF’s program partner from the St. Cloud School District

August 26, 2022

Kelly Frankenfield is the director of Multilingual Learning for St Cloud school district #742. Kelly has been in the education field for 27 years and her current focus is in EL (English learners) and cultural programs.…

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Interns share their NVF Summer Internship Experiences

August 19, 2022

Our summer internships have come to an end, and we are honored to have hosted our interns this summer to get real world experience to apply to the start of their own future careers. We’d like…

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New Vision Foundation at United Way Action Day

July 21, 2022

The Greater Twin Cities United Way hosted it Action Day this past July in which they managed putting together 50,000 backpacks for local Twin Cities kids! The event was held on July 21st at the US…

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Contact Us

651.340.9742 • training@nu-viz.org