What Would You Do With a Free College Education?

As a nonprofit with a mission to get our Central Texas neighbors into great careers, Capital IDEA raises money for your college education. Each year, we raise enough to cover the tuition and textbooks for over 800 adults, just like you! Then we send you to college to get a degree in a high-demand career field. If you’re eligible for our program, your tuition and textbooks are already paid for by the generous support of our funders. If you’re serious about getting into a career with a future, sign up for a CareerUp information session to learn more.

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

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Job Posting: Community Outreach Coordinator (FT, 24 months)

SEPTEMBER 28, 2022 We're Hiring a Community Outreach Coordinator! Capital IDEA is looking to add a third Community Outreach Coordinator to our growing team. This is a full-time, 2-year contract for a bilingual outreach professional looking to serve a great mission. If you're a people person with a passion for helping others succeed, read on. […]

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Central Texas INTERFAITH

Special thanks goes to Central Texas Interfaith for their tireless work in the community and their ongoing support of Capital IDEA!

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