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Our grantees have accomplished many exciting and innovative developments since our 2013 Strategy Shift:


“Aspen Institute Re-Invests in Innovative Community Collaborative to Engage “Opportunity Youth” in Austin”

Learn about a $500,000 implemetation grant to support reconnecting disengaged youth with education and career pathways.


Eight Austin-Area High Schools Rank in US News Top 500

The Statesman highlights how grantee KIPP Austin Public Schools recently ranked 63rd in the nation


“Goodwill Central Texas Prepares to Open the First Public Charter High School for Adults in Texas”

The Excel Center will grant high school diplomas and hard skills certifications in high-demand occupations


“Early College High Schools Proliferate”

The Texas Tribune features Reagan High School as an opportunity to earn dual credit at AISD and ACC


“St. Edward’s University Partners with KIPP Schools to Increase College Completion Rates”

Two Sooch Foundation grantees partner to improve postsecondary student outcomes


“Sooch Foundation Invests in Austin Opportunity Youth Collaborative”

Under our new focus, we support a new local initiative focused on workforce development and education for underserved youth aged 16-24


“Jackobs: Forging a New Career Path Requires Training and Support”

The Statesman features Capital IDEA’s influence in our community as a pathway to high-paying, in-demand careers