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for Media Inquiries

Capital IDEA keeps photos, program statistics, and success stories on file, available upon request.
For quotes or to be connected to staff, supporters, or students for interviews, please contact:

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Steve Jackobs | Executive Director

sjackobs@capitalidea.org

512.485.9349

512.426.9451

Liz Ramon | Senior Communications Officer

lramon@capitalidea.org

512.485.9341

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

News & Media

Published: Capital IDEA’s 2016 Annual Report

As Capital IDEA approaches its 20th year, we are seeing impacts extend beyond simply good careers for our graduates and new skilled workers for the economy. We celebrated our 1300th graduate last year, Amy Lopez-Escobedo—she not only has gone from struggling in unskilled, low-income jobs to becoming a Registered Nurse, she has now become a […] Read More

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Awards & Profiles

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2016

Robert W. Hughes Philanthropic Leader of the Year Award

Steve Jackobs, Executive Director

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2015

Workforce Excellence Award, co-winner in partnership with the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

Awarded by the Texas Economic Development Council, June 4, 2015

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2014

Nonprofit Award Finalist, Capital of Texas Awards

presented by Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

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2013

Partner of the Year,

SkillPoint Alliance Adult Workforce Council

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2012

Neighborhood Builder,

Bank of America Neighborhood Builders Program