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Exciting News

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

1,600

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

News & Media

Published: Capital IDEA’s 20th Anniversary Annual Report

Dear Friends, This past year, Capital IDEA celebrated 20 years of lifting adults out of poverty and into living wage careers through education. As an avid runner, I can say that leading Capital IDEA these past two decades has been much like a marathon with progress coming one step at a time. We’ve not only […] Read More

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Awards & Profiles

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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