Capital IDEA Houston serves the community by acting as a bridge connecting committed, yet underemployed people to the community college system and to employers in need of highly skilled workers. Learn more>>
Capital IDEA is seeking an Executive Director to manage and grow a new non-profit agency entering its fifth year of operation. Capital IDEA seeks to lift low-income families out of poverty by providing a community college education leading to a professional career that pays a living wage, with benefits, and the opportunity for advancement.
Capital IDEA Houston has a budget of $1.25M annually and a staff of five people and serves 200 participants annually. Key institutional relationships include Houston Community College, Lone Star College, Greater Houston Partnership, and The Metropolitan Organization.
Cover letter, resume, and a note explaining compensation requirements can be emailed to
Capital IDEA Houston and Houston Community College have received a grant from the Kellogg Foundation! In addition to the grant, the Kellogg Foundation produced this excellent video… Kellogg Grant/Capital IDEA Video [link will take you to an external site]
“This is a huge opportunity to go to school. Capital IDEA Houston’s staff shows a lot of concern about individuals and commitment. It’s a great opportunity if you are interested in advancing your life!” – Jazmin Wright, future Physical Therapy Assistant
“Capital IDEA Houston is like a dream come true. A program to help me to succeed in life. It’s a wonderful program to be a part of – it helps you strive for what you want in want in life, in all aspects.” – LaQueena Woodard, future Occupational Therapy Assistant
“I am excited because Capital IDEA Houston has given me a second chance to start over – a chance to go to college and to have a career with a high paying job.” – Darlene Jones, future Health Medical Information Technician
“I am super excited that such an opportunity opened up to me and my family. If it wasn’t for Capital IDEA Houston my family’s future would be different. Thank you so much for all that you are doing. You all are helping me fulfill my dreams!”
-Jessy De La Garza, future Dental Hygienist
“I am excited to have Capital IDEA in Houston because of the investment in human beings. This is the greatest thing you can give anyone – help them achieve his/her life ambitions.” -Maxwell Okachuckwu, future Physical Therapy Assistant
“Capital IDEA Houston gives individuals the opportunity to get a degree and advance their skills. I am excited that I was chosen to be a part of the program.” -Keonna Mashalla, future Physical Therapy Assistant