Our Mission is to lift working adults out of poverty and into living wage careers through education.

printed on: 12-20-2014

Capital IDEA Serves the Community

We connect committed, yet underemployed adults to higher education and to employers in need of highly skilled workers.

We Sponsor the Most Promising Careers Available

By working closely with local employers, we are able to identify growing fields that pay a living wage.

We are Committed to Helping Adults Succeed in College

Don't let the fear of failure hold you back. Our program can help you build on the skills you have, and succeed at the college level.

If You Qualify,
You can Apply!

Successful applicants will demonstrate a strong commitment to their education, and to giving back to the community.

A High School Diploma is No Longer Enough

Low–income adults can double or even triple their earnings potential by completing a two–year Associate's Degree.

Capital IDEA is the Opportunity of a Lifetime

We are an academic sponsorship program for low–income adults who want a great career but are unable to pay for the necessary training.

Orientation is the First Step

In one hour we'll explain how this opportunity could change your life, and how to get started.

Applying Takes Time, Energy, and Dedication!

Show us you're willing to do the work, and we'll do everything we can to support you on your path to a rewarding career.

Experience Success

Since 1998, Capital IDEA has helped nearly 1,200 Central Texans graduate and gain a new career.

We Invest in You!

We believe that investing in the education of low–income adults positively impacts our entire community.

Your Path to a Brighter Future!

Completing a college level program can mean a better life for your entire family.

Our most recent posts...

Capital IDEA Closed for the Winter Break

Posted: December 19th, 2014

holiday-closure-notice-2014Capital IDEA will be closed for the holidays started at 5pm on Tuesday, December 23rd. We will return and resume normal business hours on Monday, January 5th, 2015.

We wish all of our participants, graduates, partners and supporters a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

P.S. We’ll be having orientations in February – share these glad tidings with someone you love! Orientations

Capital IDEA Offices Closed Friday, December 12th

Posted: December 8th, 2014

Capital IDEA offices will be closed all day Friday, December 12th for the staff holiday party. We re-open Monday morning at 8:30am.

Don’t forget that your holiday shopping can benefit Capital IDEA.
Visit: Amazon Smile — or — Give as You Get

Capital IDEA Offices Closed For Thanksgiving – Nov 27th & 28th

Posted: November 18th, 2014

Capital IDEA offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday – Thursday, November 27th, and Friday, November 28th. Our offices will resume regular business hours on Monday, December 1st. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

If you’re shopping for the holidays don’t forget that your purchases can benefit Capital IDEA through Give as You Get, or through AmazonSmile.com

The votes are in on ACC’s propositions – thank you for your support!

Posted: November 5th, 2014

Dear Friends,

The election results came in late last night: two of Austin Community College’s three propositions passed! Thank you for your support and thank you for voting! The bonds will create enormous opportunity for our region as they fund many critical improvements at ACC, including an on-site child care center at the new Highland Campus, and enhanced education facilities throughout Central Texas. As work begins, expect to see exciting new developments in your community.

The third proposition to increase ACC’s tax cap narrowly failed. We will keep you updated as we and ACC develop a different path to fund workforce innovation projects like the Career Expressway, an RN to BSN program, and others. Thank you again for standing by us — we were touched by the outpouring of support throughout the last few months.

Steve Jackobs

ACC announcement: Voter’s approve $386 million in ACC bonds

Vote YES for ACC’s Bond & Tax Rate Propositions

Posted: October 2nd, 2014


Austin Community College has three important ballot propositions that need voter approval on November 4th. We’re asking for your support as advocates for the hard working families of Central Texas – Vote YES! All three propositions will expand access to affordable, quality, career-driven training for our growing economy: Read more »

All Capital IDEA Voting Assembly – Friday, October 3rd

Posted: September 26th, 2014

Dear Students, Please mark your calendar – Friday, October 3rd is the All Capital IDEA Voting Assembly! There are several important elections coming up this November and we are setting aside this time to help you get informed.

Day: Friday, October 3, 2014
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Place: Eastview Campus, building 8000, multi-purpose room #8500

Guest Speakers:The Honorable Wilhelmina Delco, Formerly of the Texas House of Representatives, AISD Board and the ACC Board of Trustrees; Koreena Malone, Capital IDEA Graduate; Kurt Cadena-Mitchell, Austin Interfaith; and Susan Morrison, League of Women Voters
Also, Travis County will have a table set up with a demo voting machine for you to try out and get familiar with.

register_to_vote1Check your registration now. If you are not registered to vote or if you need to update your address, we will have volunteers at the assembly to help you! Remember October 6th is the registration deadline in Texas.

Travis County Voters – Check Registration
Williamson County Voters – Check Registration