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

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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...

Pre-scheduling Now Available for Amplify Austin 2015

Posted: January 26th, 2015

Amplify-Austin-2015-GOALAmplify Capital IDEA! The St. David’s Foundation has offered its largest Amplify Austin match to date: $1 Million. This match is available to their Healthy Futures non-profit partners, including Capital IDEA! Schedule your donation now through our Amplify Austin donation page and your gift will be amplified by the St. David’s Foundation:
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Our goal for 2015 is to raise $15K in 24 hours. To meet this goal 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.

Offices Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Posted: January 16th, 2015

office-closureCapital 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!

Happy 2015 – Orientations Start up February 2nd!

Posted: January 6th, 2015

Orientation - Don't be late!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!

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
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