CAPI offers employment 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 plans for each client. CAPI’s MFIP, Immigrant Career Pathways and Refugee Employment programs serve over 600 people and facilitate 200 job placements each year.

Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP)

CAPI’s Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP)—funded through the State of Minnesota—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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Immigrant Career Pathways

The Immigrant 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

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CNA Training

In partnership with Sholom Home, CAPI offers FREE CNA training to earn a certified nursing assistant license and begin a career in healthcare. This course reoccurs every several months.

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Hand Soldering

In partnership with Century College and Minneapolis Adult Education, CAPI offers a 120-hour hand soldering skills course. Upon successful completion, participants will graduate with the industry recognized IPC-A and IPC-J-STD certifications.

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Refugee Employment Services (RES)

Refugee Employment Services (RES) provides training, placement and retention support to newly arrived refugees including Karen, Bhutanese, Somali, and others. The program works in collaboration with KOM (Karen Organization of MN) and BCOM, (Bhutanese Community Organization of MN) as well as in partnership with employers and ABE’s. See also, Refugee Social Services.

Eligibility requirements

  • Refugee/asylee status
  • Live in the U.S.A. for less than 5 years
  • Unemployed and looking for a job
  • Priority given to those receiving MFIP/RCA

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) & Financial Literacy

In partnership with the Minnesota Department of Revenue, CAPI provides culturally competent tax assistance to over 100 low-income individuals. These services are paired with financial literacy guidance related to budgeting, saving, credit, and debt reduction. VITA site is open from February through the end of April.

Eligibility requirements

  • Family income of less than $55,000

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