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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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Amy Silvey | Director of Development & Communications

asilvey@capitalidea.org

512.485.9353

Liz Ramon | Communications Manager

lramon@capitalidea.org

512.485.9341

2000+

Capital IDEA students have been placed in new careers

3X

Most graduates TRIPLE their previous earnings

$25/hr

was the average starting wage for Capital IDEA students placed in 2021

1107

Capital IDEA students received direct support in 2021

$22M+

has been invested in our students’ tuition and books since Capital IDEA first opened in 1998

News & Media

Expanded Career List for Hays and Bastrop

UPDATED: September 19, 2022 BIG NEWS — Extension approved! In January 2022, we announced we had expanded the list of career opportunities available to applicants from Hays and Bastrop counties. This expansion was set to expire at the end of September 2022, but has now been extended a full year! The new expiration is September […] Read More

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Awards & Profiles

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2021

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Lifetime Impact Award,

Steve Jackobs, Executive Director Awarded by Dream Come True Foundation

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2018

Leadership, Equity, Accountability, Diversity and Service Award,

Steve Jackobs, Executive Director Awarded by Austin Community College

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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

OFFICE CLOSED SEPT 5 | Our offices will be closed Monday, September 5th, for Labor Day.