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2020 TEKNE AWARD FINALIST

October 9, 2020

The Minnesota Technology Association has announced this years Finalists for the 2020 Tekne Awards. Public Service, Lifetime Achievement, and Rising Star honorees will also be recognized during this year’s virtual celebration. We are elated to…

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Partnership for a ConnectedMN Awards $2.1 Million in Grants

September 23, 2020

First and foremost, New Vision Foundation would like to give a huge thank you to our community partners who have recognized our vision, supported our mission and most importantly continue to be a significant role…

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Stacey Nelson-Kumar, New Vision Foundation’s Newest Board Member

August 7, 2020

Please welcome our newest board member, Stacey Nelson-Kumar! Stacey Nelson-Kumar serves as the Director of Community Impact for Comcast in the Twin Cities region where her primary responsibilities include advancing digital equity through Internet Essentials,…

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Amira Adawe, New Vision Foundation’s board member, is selected as a 2020 Bush Fellow!

June 9, 2020

Saint Paul, MN — Amira Adawe is on a quest to redefine beauty. She aims to end skin-lightening practices that both expose people to toxic chemicals and harm their identities. An immigrant from Somalia, she…

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From TwinCities.com: New St. Paul center will teach computer coding to young people of color

December 26, 2019

A Twin Cities nonprofit is planning to open a new learning center in 2020 to teach computer coding to young people of color in the metropolitan area. The New Vision Foundation will open the center…

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Social Venture Partners Select New Vision Foundation As New Investee!

May 22, 2019

After a very thorough due diligence process and heartfelt pitches from two finalists, Social Venture Partners (SVP) voted to name New Vision Foundation as SVP Minnesota’s newest Investee!  New Vision Foundation will receive up to $75,000 in financial grants…

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Fellow Founder Hussein Farah During His Bush Foundation Fellowship

May 19, 2019

Hussein Farah wants his community to prosper by embracing technology to build financial stability. He believes that equitable access to information technology can drive a more inclusive and harmonious life for all Minnesotans, especially his…

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From StarTribune:2018 Bush Fellows “will shape the future,” foundation says

March 22, 2018

The Bush Foundation this week named 24 fellows for 2018, a diverse group of leaders who will each receive up to $100,000 over the next 12 to 24 months to pursue learning opportunities to become more effective…

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From Minnpost: New Vision Foundation aims to inspire Minnesota’s young African immigrants to become tech innovators

August 4, 2017

Facebook. Snapchat. Twitter. Those are some of the many social media giants that Hussein Farah has seen African immigrants in Minnesota use on a regular basis. Now, he wants young people to start thinking about…

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Hussein Farah named 2017 NLC fellow

January 11, 2017

Hussein Farah, Founder and Executive Director of New Vision Foundation, was named a 2017 fellow of the New Leaders Council. The national organization works to recruit, train and promote the progressive political entrepreneurs of tomorrow — trendsetters,…

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