Benefits & Steps to Become a 
City Vision Internship Site 
Andrew Sears 
Executive Director 
TechMission
About TechMission & City Vision 
 TechMission is a Christian nonprofit parachurch ministry 
with the values of Jesus, Jus...
About City Vision Internships 
 In the past 10 years, we have placed over 500 full time 
interns in ministries 
 Current...
Option 1: Job Readiness Model 
1. Intern works at your ministry while taking classes online with City Vision 
2. Full Pell...
Option 2: Christian Counterpart to AmeriCorps 
Intern Site 
Pell Grant Paid To Student 
$5,730 (if qualified) 
City Vision...
Types of Internships 
Model Job 
Readiness 
Christian Counterpart to AmeriCorps 
Option: Bachelor’s Bachelor’s 
Free Tuiti...
4 Benefits of Being a City Vision Site 
City Vision 
Internships ILS Nova 
GED 
(Free) 
City Vision 
College 
25% Staff 
T...
About City Vision College 
 History: Started Rescue College in 1998 as a Program of AGRM, 
DETC Accreditation in 2005, Tr...
ILS Nova Online Adult Basic Education, GED 
and Career Education System 
 Has been used by over 200 Christian learning ce...
Internship Site Requirements 
 Must be a Christian organization or Christian-led 
business 
 Organization must employ at...
Steps to Partnering (Option 1: Job Readiness) 
1. After you apply and are accepted, we will provide your organization with...
Additional Steps for Option 2: Christian Counterpart 
to AmeriCorps (do steps of option 2 plus…) 
8. Start interviewing ca...
Questions? Contact Us 
 info@cityvisioninternships.org 
 617-282-9798 x116
Appendix: History with Rescue 
Missions and Salvation Army 
and Courses
Rescue Mission City Vision Internship Sites 
 Boston Rescue Mission (Boston, MA) 
 Crossroads Nogales Mission (Nogales, ...
History of TechMission 
& The Salvation Army USA 
 2004: TechMission AC4 program partners with the Salvation 
Army’s Equi...
Article on Page 10 of Central Territory January 2012 Newsletter
Addiction Studies Courses 
 Life Skills Training 
 Managing Residential 
Recovery Programs 
 Mental Illness and 
Addict...
Urban Missions Degree Courses 
 History of Urban 
Missions 
 Human Resources 
 Residential Recovery 
Programs 
 Facili...
Nonprofit Management Courses 
 Nonprofit Administration 
 Nonprofit Accounting 
 Nonprofit Management 
& Leadership 
 ...
Masters in Technology and Ministry 
 Theology of Technology 
 Organizational Systems 
 Theology of Work in the 
STEM Pr...
Faculty Michael Liimatta 
Chief Academic 
Officer, City Vision 
Addiction Studies 
Dee Bissell 
Adjunct Faculty 
Florida 
...
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Benefits & Steps to Become a City Vision Internship Site

  1. 1. Benefits & Steps to Become a City Vision Internship Site Andrew Sears Executive Director TechMission
  2. 2. About TechMission & City Vision  TechMission is a Christian nonprofit parachurch ministry with the values of Jesus, Justice and Technology  City Vision College and City Vision Internships are programs of TechMission.  In the Past 10 years TechMission… ◦ Provided 539 AmeriCorps Members and City Vision interns that served 22,101 k-12 children ◦ Provided accredited college courses with 536 students taking 2,582 courses through City Vision College ◦ Served over 10 million unique visitors through our websites ◦ Had 3rd most visited Website among Christians serving the poor ◦ Matched over 75,000 volunteers through ChristianVolunteering.org & programs
  3. 3. About City Vision Internships  In the past 10 years, we have placed over 500 full time interns in ministries  Currently have 67 internship sites ◦ 24 Gospel Rescue Missions ◦ Salvation Army sites (1 active + 3 former + 3 applying)  500 intern applicants per year with 47 placed in 2014  Interns serve 30-40 hours per week at sites  Two Models  Option 1: Job Readiness internship for ministry participants and graduates  Option 2 Christian counterpart to AmeriCorps: City Vision recruits interns
  4. 4. Option 1: Job Readiness Model 1. Intern works at your ministry while taking classes online with City Vision 2. Full Pell grant of $5,730 - $3,500 tuition = $2,230 paid to intern (if qualified) City Vision Internships Ministry Program Graduates Jobs
  5. 5. Option 2: Christian Counterpart to AmeriCorps Intern Site Pell Grant Paid To Student $5,730 (if qualified) City Vision $3,500- $8,000 Free Tuition in City Vision ($6,000-$10,800) Housing Or Stipend (optional) 500 Intern Applicants Intern 29-40 hour/week internship
  6. 6. Types of Internships Model Job Readiness Christian Counterpart to AmeriCorps Option: Bachelor’s Bachelor’s Free Tuition Stipended Intern Grad School Free Tuition Tech Intern Free Tuition Cost to Ministry Free (housing suggested) $3,500 + housing $2,000 + housing +stipend $8,000/intern stipend/housing optional $8,000/intern stipend/housing optional Who Pays? Student/Pell Grant or Ministry Ministry Ministry Ministry Ministry Candidates Capacity/Degree Required Low/None Low/None High/ Bachelor’s High/ Bachelor’s High/ Bachelor’s Pastoral Investment Needed & Candidate Risk High High Low Low Low 40% Tuition Discount for Interns     Access to 500+ Intern Applicants Listed on CityVisionInternships.org     Who Recruits? Ministry City Vision and Ministry City Vision and Ministry City Vision and Ministry City Vision and Ministry Free GED System      25% Tuition Discount: Staff/Participants      Ministry Requirements Any Location US, Canada, UK Nonprofit US, Canada, UK Nonprofit US, Canada, UK Nonprofit US, Canada, UK Nonprofit Summer Interns   
  7. 7. 4 Benefits of Being a City Vision Site City Vision Internships ILS Nova GED (Free) City Vision College 25% Staff Tuition Discount
  8. 8. About City Vision College  History: Started Rescue College in 1998 as a Program of AGRM, DETC Accreditation in 2005, Transferred to TechMission in 2008  Degrees ◦ Bachelor’s in Nonprofit Management, Addictions Studies, Missions ◦ MS in Technology and Ministry  Statistics ◦ 79% of receive Pell grants ◦ 67% graduation rate in 2013 ◦ Cumulative 91% job placement rate ◦ Growing at 20% per year since 2008  Low Cost ◦ Tuition $6,000/year undergrad and $10,800 grad, $3,500 for interns ◦ Cost is less than 95% of private nonprofit institutions (16th lowest Christian) ◦ CCCU Average Tuition: $24,355, Liberty University’s online tuition $12,882, National average tuition $30.994
  9. 9. ILS Nova Online Adult Basic Education, GED and Career Education System  Has been used by over 200 Christian learning centers in rescue missions and rehabilitation centers  Free to all program participants for internship sites  Learn-to-Read (Ultimate Phonics)  Analytical Reading  Reading Comprehension Skills  Learning Skills Improvement  Analytical Thinking Skills  Deductive Reasoning  Analytical Writing (Mechanics of Writing)  Spelling Skills Improvement  Career Counseling  Employment Barriers  Resumes  Pre-employment Issues  Applications  Interviewing  Job Search  Work Competency Skills  Community Life Skills  Personal Finance
  10. 10. Internship Site Requirements  Must be a Christian organization or Christian-led business  Organization must employ at least one full-time staff member who could supervise a City Vision intern  Your site must be able to pay the fees, housing and/or stipends listed  Be willing to provide an internship at your ministry for the student.  Be willing to provide accountability and supervision of online study time, and provide the student with access to a computer with broadband access for study time.  Option 2: Christian Counterpart to AmeriCorps requires ◦ Must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit registered charity in USA, Canada or UK
  11. 11. Steps to Partnering (Option 1: Job Readiness) 1. After you apply and are accepted, we will provide your organization with a discount code. Ministries that also want City Vision to recruit interns for them, will also need to sign our Memorandum of Understanding. 2. You select the interns. It is completely up to your organization on which of your graduates you would like to do an internship with you. We recommend that you interview them as you would for any job or internship, but the decision is completely up to your organization. 3. Internship Contract Template. Once you select the intern, you can use our contract template for the internship. You may also use your own contract, but we recommend looking over our template to make sure you have covered all key elements.) 4. Discount Code. You provide the intern with the discount code. They apply as a student following the instructions at: http://www.cityvision.edu/admission-enrollment 5. Free GED Program. Any program participants at the site without a high school diploma or GED will receive free access to our online adult-education and GED system ILS Nova by creating an account at: http://www.ilsnova.com/courses/login/index.php 6. Site Director Training. Site director completes online training at: http://www.cityvisioninternships.org/city-vision-internship-site-director-orientation 7. Interns complete City Vision Internship online training. Interns take free online courses through City Vision College while in ministry.
  12. 12. Additional Steps for Option 2: Christian Counterpart to AmeriCorps (do steps of option 2 plus…) 8. Start interviewing candidates through our recruitment Web portal using the login we provide. Site recruits locally for position (City Vision College will recruit nationally) 9. Once you decide which candidate you want, E-mail TechMission and make an offer to the candidate. 10. Both your organization and the intern sign the intern contract with City Vision (MS Word file). 11. Site pays City Vision College $700 (or $1,600 for graduate interns) once an intern is placed on site. Site continues to pay at $700 (or $1,600 for graduate interns) increments on August 15, October 15, January 15, March 15 and May 15 for a total of $3,500/year. If an intern does not complete the full year, then the site only pays the fee up to the time intern left.
  13. 13. Questions? Contact Us  info@cityvisioninternships.org  617-282-9798 x116
  14. 14. Appendix: History with Rescue Missions and Salvation Army and Courses
  15. 15. Rescue Mission City Vision Internship Sites  Boston Rescue Mission (Boston, MA)  Crossroads Nogales Mission (Nogales, AZ)  Denver Rescue Mission (Denver, CO)  Great Falls Rescue Mission (Great Falls, MT)  Hiway 80 Rescue Mission Ministries (Longview, TX)  Holland Rescue Mission (Holland, MI)  Isaiah House (Willisburg, KY)  Keystone Rescue Mission Alliance (Scranton & Wyoming Valley, PA)  New Life Center (Fargo, ND)  The Path of Citrus County (Beverly Hills, FL)  Redwood Gospel Mission (Santa Rosa, CA)  Rescue Mission of Utica (Utica, NY)  Salt Lake City Mission (Salt Lake City, UT)  Southern New Hampshire Rescue Mission (Nashua, NH)  Springfield Victory Mission (Springfield, MO)  Union Gospel Mission (Winnipeg, MB, Canada)  Wheeler Mission Ministries (Indianapolis, IN)  Jericho Road Ministries (Brooksville, FL)  Lighthouse Ministries (Lexington, KY)  Long Beach Rescue Mission (Long Beach, CA)  Louisville Rescue Mission (Louisville, KY)  Souls Harbor Rescue Mission (Halifax, NS, Canada)  Springs Rescue Mission (Colorado Springs, CO)  Union Gospel Mission (Spokane, WA)
  16. 16. History of TechMission & The Salvation Army USA  2004: TechMission AC4 program partners with the Salvation Army’s Equip for Success Initiative with Beaumont Foundation  2005: Major Bill Hurula joins TechMission board (and later becomes board president)  2008-11: Salvation Army sites with TechMission’s AmeriCorps program  Compton (Captain Martin Ross), National HQ (Major Betty Israel), South End (Captain Irene Norman)  Placed 5 to 10 AmeriCorps interns  2011-Now: City Vision Internships  Central St. Louis Corps (Majors Phil & Gail Aho, Colonel Dawn Heatwole, Major Debra Pascoe, Captain Steve Diaz),  Article on page 10 of January 2012 Newsletter  Placed 5 to 10 City Vision interns  Applications from: Captains Smith at South End, Francine Huck at Santa Cruz, Sue Dunagan, Dorchester Kroc Center
  17. 17. Article on Page 10 of Central Territory January 2012 Newsletter
  18. 18. Addiction Studies Courses  Life Skills Training  Managing Residential Recovery Programs  Mental Illness and Addiction  Professional Counseling Practices  Recovery Dynamics  Sexual Issues in Addiction  Case Management  Counseling Alcoholics  Counseling in the City  Counseling Foundations  Drugs of Abuse  Family Issues and Recovery  Group Counseling Practices
  19. 19. Urban Missions Degree Courses  History of Urban Missions  Human Resources  Residential Recovery Programs  Facilities Management  Food Services  Theology & Strategies of Urban Missions  Urban Youth Ministry  Christian Community Development  Counseling in the City  Life Skills Training  Urban Evangelism & Discipleship  Case Management  Recovery Dynamics  Family Issues and Recovery
  20. 20. Nonprofit Management Courses  Nonprofit Administration  Nonprofit Accounting  Nonprofit Management & Leadership  Human Resources  Facilities Management  Food Services  Fund Raising Basics  Intermediate Fundraising  Financial Planning for Nonprofits  Theology of Work
  21. 21. Masters in Technology and Ministry  Theology of Technology  Organizational Systems  Theology of Work in the STEM Professions  Emerging Media Ministry  Technology, Cross- Cultural Ministry & the Poor  Capstone Project  Technology and Addiction  History of Technology in the Church  High Tech Social Entrepreneurship  Grant and Proposal Writing
  22. 22. Faculty Michael Liimatta Chief Academic Officer, City Vision Addiction Studies Dee Bissell Adjunct Faculty Florida Rosalind Johnson- Marshall, Adjunct Faculty, Missouri Lynda Mitton Adjunct Faculty Colorado Melissa Patton Adjunct Faculty Iowa Bob Rapp Adjunct Faculty Oregon Steve Brubaker Adjunct Faculty Pennsylvania Missions James Harriger Adjunct Faculty Missouri Rachael Jarboe Faculty Maryland Lorraine Minor, Adjunct Faculty Missouri Edna Quiros Adjunct Faculty Florida Mark Turner Adjunct Faculty Missouri Fletcher Tink Adjunct Faculty Missouri Nonprofit Management Barbara Clemenson Adjunct Faculty Ohio Perry Jones Adjunct Faculty New York John Savag Adjunct Faculty Washington Mark Seigrist Adjunct Faculty Colorado James ValHagen Adjunct Faculty New York Masters in Science, Technology, Society & Ministry Andrew Sears, MSTSM Director John Edmiston Adjunct Faculty California Jay Gary Adjunct Faculty Virginia Greg Hopwood Adjunct Faculty Massachusetts Richard Nongard Adjunct Faculty Oklahoma Note: all faculty have Master’s degrees and nearly all are active practitioners

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