We are here to inspire a community of heroes.

Capital IDEA provides financial support and extensive professional guidance to motivated, non-traditional students who want to earn more and move up in a great career. With many community partners, like Austin Community College, we stand committed to providing individuals the opportunity and support they need to earn a degree and get started in a promising career. Get started

3X

Most graduates make TRIPLE their previous earnings after finishing our programs

1,330

students are now Capital IDEA alumni

$16.9M

has been invested on our students’ tuition, books and fees since Capital IDEA’s opening

$0

is the amount of college loan debt incurred by Capital IDEA students

$19.19

was the average starting hourly wage for Capital IDEA graduates in 2016

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JOB POSTING: Director of Development

Our Director of Development had a sudden windfall that is carrying her away from Austin! While we celebrate her good fortune, and can't say enough how much we'll miss her, we're continuing full steam ahead with big plans for Capital IDEA. We need a talented and courageous Development Director to help us see those plans […] Read More

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A special thanks to

Austin Interfaith leaders and volunteers for their tireless work in
the community and their ongoing support of Capital IDEA.