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.
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.
Unemployed or underemployed
Legally authorized to work in the USA
Ages 18 years or older
Committed to finding full-time employment
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.
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.
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.
Next class begins November 16. Apply now!
Work-Readiness and Career Placement 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.
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!
Through CAPI’s Financial Education program, individuals will learn the basics of creating a budget, banking, building credit, and the importance of saving.
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!
- 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 CLUES (Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio), CAPI provides culturally competent tax assistance to over 300 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
- Family income of less than $56,000
- Individual income of less than $35,000
- For more information, contact us
Due to COVID-19 the following changes are in place:
Tax Clinic Hours – (drop off service)
Thursdays 10 am – 12 pm
Location: CAPI IOC (5930 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Center)
“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.