CAPI offers employment and
financial services to create
pathways to economic independence
for immigrants, refugees, and
American-born clients.

To create these pathways, CAPI staff provide culturally competent, linguistically appropriate,
individualized services and tailored employment and/or financial plans for each client.
CAPI’s Economic Empowerment programs serve over 900 people.

Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP)

CAPI’s Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP)—funded through Hennepin County—strives to guide individuals toward employment while focusing on families. CAPI staff provide intensive case management, training and job coaching, and placement and retention services.

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The Career Pathways program helps unemployed and underemployed refugees and immigrants find employment through credentialed training, paired with individualized career planning, work readiness, job search, placement, and retention services.

Eligibility Requirements:
Unemployed or underemployed
Legally authorized to work in the USA
Ages 18 years or older
Committed to finding full-time employment

NA Training

In partnership with Hennepin Technical College and MCTC, CAPI offers FREE NA training to earn a nursing assistant certificate and begin a career in healthcare. This course reoccurs every several months.

Participants will also complete a Basic Life Support Course, the Nursing Assistant State Board Exam, and receive free:

  • gas/bus cards
  • interview clothes, work attire, nursing assistant clinical scrubs
  • assistance with job placement during and after training
  • financial literacy training/homebuyer’s certificate
Apply to Nursing Assistant Training at CAPI Brooklyn Center
Apply to Nursing Assistant Training at CAPI Minneapolis

Hand Soldering Training

In partnership with TSC Connect, LLC, CAPI offers a hand soldering skills course. Upon successful completion, participants will graduate with the industry-recognized IPC-A and IPC-J-STD certifications.

Participants receive free:

  • gas/bus cards
  • interview clothes, work uniforms
  • financial literacy training/homebuyer’s certificate
  • assistance with job placement during and after training
  • mock interviews, resume creation/updates
Receive More Information on Hand Soldering Training

Manufacturing Training

In partnership with Century College and Osseo ABE, CAPI offers a foundational manufacturing certificate designed to help individuals begin a career in the manufacturing industry. Participants will learn basic manufacturing and warehouse skills, while also completing the OSHA-10 outreach training program.

Participants receive free:

  • gas/bus cards
  • interview clothes, work uniforms
  • financial literacy training/homebuyer’s certificate
  • assistance with job placement during and after training
  • mock interviews, resume creation/updates
Apply to Manufacturing Training

Job Readiness and Job Search Services

CAPI has staff available to assist in connecting our clients to quality employers. Participants will also find help in resume building, gaining interview skills, and learning about professionalism at work.

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Southeast Asian Economic Disparities Relief Grant

With funding provided by DEED, CAPI is able to provide job placement services, credentialed training in hand soldering, and a nursing assistant certificate for the Southeast Asian community. CAPI currently has a Hmong speaking Navigator on staff ready to assist.


As a Financial Opportunity Center, CAPI provides services to help individuals understand budgeting, saving, credit and debt reduction. Let us help you find a path to financial independence!

Financial Education

Through CAPI’s Financial Education program, individuals will learn the basics of creating a budget, banking, building credit, and the importance of saving.

Financial Coaching

CAPI’s Financial Coach provides one-on-one service to help clients create a budget, review their credit report, work on financial goal planning, and learn how to begin building wealth to move clients toward financial stability and independence.


In partnership with MN Housing and MN Homeownership Center, CAPI offers a homebuyer workshop called Home Stretch. The Home Stretch Workshop is an 8-hour class that walks through all of the steps of purchasing a home, leaving participants with a better understanding of how the whole process works. Individuals will hear from realty, lending, and home insurance professionals so you will have a chance to get answers to your questions directly from the experts!

Topics Include:

  • Preparing your finances
  • How your credit affects homeownership
  • Mortgage programs and processes
  • Shopping for a home
  • The importance of having a home inspection
  • The closing process
  • Home maintenance responsibilities
  • Predatory lending practices and avoiding-foreclosure

CAPI also offers one-on-one pre-purchase homeownership counseling to look at loan qualification, to review credit, and build savings.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

In partnership with Prepare and Prosper, CAPI provides culturally competent tax assistance to over 500 low-income individuals.

What You Should Bring:

  • Copy of Taxpayer ID (spouse as well if filing jointly)
  • Copy of Social Security cards/ITIN’s for all
  • Direct Deposit/Voided Check
  • Tax forms
  • W2s, 1099s, 1098, 1095, etc.
  • Property taxes/CRP forms
  • Any other tax docs

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Family income of less than $55,000
  • Individual income of less than $35,000
  • Self-Employed income of less than $55,000

Due to COVID-19, all tax preparation services are by appointment only. No walk-ins are accepted.

Qualifying individuals and families may either make an appointment to drop-off their tax documents, or schedule a virtual appointment. To make an appointment, visit  or call 651-287-0187.

Tax Clinic Hours – (February 16 – April 8)
Thursdays: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: CAPI IOC (5930 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Center)

Contact Us for More Information about Financial Services

“Even though we didn’t believe in ourselves,
and thought this was going to be hard we have accomplished it!”

-Leticia, Nursing Assistant Certification Graduate

Compassion, Hope, and Opportunities…

We care. Those two simple words flow through everything we do at CAPI, empowering our clients to lead healthy, secure lives. Where there are barriers and fear, we bring hope and opportunities to all we serve. Compassion drives all we do, helping individuals access the resources and pathways that will change their lives and lift up our communities. That’s our goal – to change people’s lives, empower them, and impact the communities we call home.