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Posted: April 22nd, 2015
Starting May 2015 Capital IDEA will host monthly Orientations to recruit new participants in Tech Careers. The five tech careers we sponsor provide an opportunity to low-income adults to break into the high tech field. Starting salaries for these careers are moderate around $14/hour but keep growing as you gain skills and experience. Austin has become home to numerous tech companies who need skilled workers. You don’t need any previous experience, just a willingness to learn. Attend an orientation to learn more.
Posted: April 17th, 2015
Capital IDEA 2014 Annual Report
Enjoy the highlights of 2014, including impressive earnings gains for our graduates placed last year (pg. 3) and the 15th anniversary of the College Prep Academy, at which we celebrated and thanked one of our founding math teachers, Ted Rachofsky (pg. 10).
Capital IDEA – 2014 Annual Report (pdf)
Posted: March 18th, 2015
Match Offered to New Donors and Alumni Donors
Longtime supporters, the Nowlin family, are encouraging others to become first-time donors to Capital IDEA with this generous offer: For the remainder of 2015, the Nowlin family will match, dollar for dollar, all donations made by either a new donor or a Capital IDEA graduate, up to a total of $50,000! Donors who set up recurring donations will have the entire amount given in 2015 matched. Donate now, to see your gift doubled.
Posted: January 26th, 2015
Amplify Capital IDEA! This year, the St. David’s Foundation has donated $1 Million to be competitively awarded to their non-profit partners. The more we raise in 24 hours, the bigger our match will be. Help us earn those matching dollars!:
Our goal for 2015 is to raise $15K in 24 hours. We need your help – please share our message and encourage your friends, family and co-works to give to Captial IDEA during Amplify Austin:
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Amplify Austin 2015
March 5th – 6th, 6pm – 6pm
24 hours to crank up the giving.
Posted: January 16th, 2015
Capital IDEA will be closed Monday, January 19th for the MLK holiday. We will open at 8:30 am Tuesday for the first day of class and the start of a new semester. Welcome back students!
Posted: January 6th, 2015
Capital IDEA offers financial support to low-income adults who need a college degree (see Qualifications). Our mission drives us to connect with local employers and support adults in targeted, career–oriented fields. Our goal for our participants is employment. Our sponsorship includes tuition, books, and additional support and guidance to ensure our non-traditional students are successful.
We’re excited to start the new year with four orientations scheduled for February. Attend an orientation to learn more and to get started!