We are here to inspire a community of heroes.

Capital IDEA provides financial support and extensive professional guidance to motivated, non-traditional students who want to earn more and move up in a great career. With many community partners, like Austin Community College, we stand committed to providing individuals the opportunity and support they need to earn a degree and get started in a promising career. Get started

1600

Capital IDEA students have been placed in new careers

3X

Most graduates TRIPLE their previous earnings

$22/hr

was the average starting wage for all 107 job placements in 2018 including 17 early placements

1139

individuals received direct support from Capital IDEA in 2018

$22M

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

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Partner Spotlight: Hindu Charities for America

Education is a powerful thing. It can open doors that were once thought to be non-existent, and it can change the trajectory of a person’s life. The people at Hindu Charities for America (HC4A) know this and believe it wholeheartedly because they lived it. “Most of us came to this country with two, half-full bags, […] Read More

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Austin Interfaith

A special thanks to

Austin Interfaith leaders and volunteers for their tireless work in
the community and their ongoing support of Capital IDEA.