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Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 22:30

Capital IDEA-Houston Gets $100K Chase Award

Carolyn Watson, Chase Bank VP of Corporate Responsibility, announced the award of $100K to Capital IDEA-Houston at a meeting of the Houston Community College Board of Trustees. Capital IDEA-Houston, established by leaders of TMO as a labor market intermediary, pulls working students out of poverty wage jobs and into living wage careers starting at upwards of $30,000 per year plus benefits. Read more about Capital IDEA-Houston Gets $100K Chase Award


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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 22:30

Project Quest Wins $6M DOL Award

Workforce development program Project QUEST won an award of $6 Million from the US Department of Labor to train 475 adults in the San Antonio area for living wage IT careers. Project Quest’s “Homegrown IT” program is backed by local employers including Rackspace, Zachry Holdings and WP Engine. Quest will focus on training long-term unemployed residents of Bexar and neighboring counties.

Said Executive Director Sr. Pearl Ceasar, “We are ready to implement it.” Read more about Project Quest Wins $6M DOL Award


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Project Quest Wins $6M DOL Award

Thursday, October 16, 2014
San Antonio Express News & More

Workforce development programProject QUESTwon an award of $6 Million from the US Department of Labor to train 475 adults in the San Antonio area for living wage IT careers. Read more about Project Quest Wins $6M DOL Award

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Chase Bank Applauds Capital IDEA-Houston & Invests $100K

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Carolyn Watson

Carolyn Watson, Chase Bank VP of Corporate Responsibility, announced the award of $100K to Capital IDEA-Houston at a meeting of the Houston Community College Board of Trustees. Capital IDEA-Houston, established by leaders of TMO as a labor market intermediary... Read more about Chase Bank Applauds Capital IDEA-Houston & Invests $100K

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 22:00

VIP Leverages Support for $21M Vote for Maricopa Comm. Colleges

Valley Interfaith Project leaders celebrated the passage of a measure which would raise $21 Million for Maricopa Community Colleges, part of a long-term regional economic development strategy of the organization.  

Monica Dorsey, board member of Arizona Career Pathways, testified in support of the measure stating, "These community colleges are the best driver of economic development that we have."

More here. Read more about VIP Leverages Support for $21M Vote for Maricopa Comm. Colleges


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Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 21:45

TMO Leverages $1 Million for Capital IDEA-Houston Training

TMO leaders celebrated the leveraging of one million dollars for Capital IDEA-Houston this month. The first half million was awarded by the Texas Innovative Accelerated Career Education (ACE) program that the Texas IAF created and passed in 2013. Read more about TMO Leverages $1 Million for Capital IDEA-Houston Training


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TMO Leverages Additional Half Million for Job Training in Houston

Thursday, June 19, 2014
The Houston Chronicle

Less than a month after Capital IDEA Houston won a Texas Innovative Adult Career Education (ACE) grant, TMO leaders asked the City of Houston to invest local dollars.  The Council responded, with an additional $500K for Capital IDEA-Houston.  Read more about TMO Leverages Additional Half Million for Job Training in Houston

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 16:30

Austin Interfaith Wins Historic Living Wage Vote for Schools

Austin Interfaith leveraged a historic living wage concession from AISD school board members in a close-to-midnight vote approving the use of federal Davis-Bacon wage standards for workers employed on school construction projects. Read more about Austin Interfaith Wins Historic Living Wage Vote for Schools


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Austin Interfaith Wins Living Wage Vote on School Construction

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Austin American Statesman

Close to midnight, Austin Interfaith leaders prevailed upon AISD school board member to support a resolution pegging construction worker wages to federal Davis Bacon prevailing wage standards.   Read more about Austin Interfaith Wins Living Wage Vote on School Construction

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Austin Interfaith Fights for School-Construction Wage Standard

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Telemundo Austin

Asserting that adoption of the federal Davis-Bacon wage standard will raise the negotiating power of construction workers, Austin Interfaith leaders testified at an AISD school board meeting that the current 200-based wages are inadequate for families to affords to live in Austin. Read more about Austin Interfaith Fights for School-Construction Wage Standard

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