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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

1900+

Capital IDEA students have been placed in new careers

3X

Most graduates TRIPLE their previous earnings

$24/hr

was the average starting wage for all 102 job placements in 2020 including 5 early placements

1196

individuals received direct support from Capital IDEA in 2020

$22M+

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

News & Media

Press Release: Executive Director Announcements

From Left: Alyssia Palacios-Woods, Eva Rios-Lleverino, and Steve Jackobs. MARCH 30, 2022 Contact: Amy Silvey, Director of Development and Communications 512-485-9353, asilvey@capitalidea.org Upcoming Transitions at Capital IDEA Capital IDEA announces Alyssia Palacios-Woods as its new Executive Director, effective July 1. Founding Executive Director, Steve Jackobs, is stepping down on March 31 to devote himself to […] 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