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Beyond Careers is a non-profit, 501c3 organization receiving its

federal and state certifications in 2004.



Accounting students from institutions of higher education are IRS-Certified volunteer tax preparers with Beyond Careers VITA.  Their professors have the choice of giving them extra credit on their grade for their community service involvement. 
Other IRS-Certified volunteer taxpayers are staff from organizations and members from the community



Joan Wills, CenterPoint Energy

Texas State Representative Shawn Thierry

Texas State Representative Ron Reynolds

Thony K. Ngumbu, Mwinda Technologies Houston, Co-Founder & CEO 

Alex Wade Obregon, Deputy City Controller, Office of the Houston City Controller

Beyond Careers Chair, Board of Director

Project Analyst-Advanced Meter Systems-Communications for CenterPoint Energy.


Volunteer/Owner-Graphic Artist of Willsfax1 "A Date to Remember" Event Planning Service.



Beyond Careers Board of Director member

(Austin, TexasOn Monday, July 31, 2017, Representative  Shawn Thierry successfully passed her premier piece of legislation, "HB 11, The Texas Moms Matter Act" at second reading with an unanimous vote in the House.


In her initial term in the Texas Legislature, Rep. Thierry successfully authored 48 pieces of legislation. She is recognized statewide and nationally for passing legislation to reduce the alarming maternal mortality and morbidity rates for Texas women. Representative Thierry was also named the “2017 Freshman Legislator of the Year” by the Texas Legislative Black Caucus. 


She was appointed to the Houston Endowment's Reducing Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Steering Committee. Rep. Thierry was named an "Outstanding Alumni" by the Friends of Westbury Foundation, one of the Top 30 Most Influential Women of Houston.


Beyond Careers is proud to have Texas State Representative Shawn Thierry District 146 on our Board of Directors. 




Beyond Careers Advisory Board member

We are proud to have State Representative Ron Reynolds as our Advisory Board member.  Rep. Reynolds was sworn in on January 10, 2011 as State Representative House District 27.  He is currently serving his fourth term in the Texas House.  He is the first African American State Representative in Fort Bend County since Reconstruction.  He served as the House Minority Whip during the 83rd & 84th Legislative sessions and currently is the 2nd Vice Chair of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus.  He is the Ranking Member of the Environmental Regulations committee. 


Ron believes that by investing in the community, he has made a positive impact on the business and economic base in Fort Bend County.  Commensurate with the belief, to whom much is given, much is required, Ron has devoted his life to serving the community.





Beyond Careers Advisory Board member

Beyond Careers is proud to have Mr. Thony K. Ngumbu as our newest Advisory Board member.



Co-Founder & CEO

• Worked on using CleanTech and FinTech products to address the lack of reliable energy and financial inclusion in Africa.



International consulting practice working to connect private capital to investment opportunities in Africa

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

• Consulted on multi-million-dollar business development projects in the energy and agribusiness sectors.







Beyond Careers Advisory Board member

Beyond Careers is proud to have Mr. Alex Wade Obregon as our Advisory Board member.


Mr. Obregon is senior policy advisor and senior financial advisor to the Controller and oversees Operations and Technical Services, Pension Affairs, Communications and Investor Relations.  Additionally, Mr. Obregon is responsible for overseeing the certification of city wide contracts, grants and over $2.5 billion capital projects, including those on the City Council Agenda; approval of city wide Accounts Payable and vendor payments; auditing reconciliations of city wide bank accounts; financial and accounting records management; responsible for the Controller's Office IT needs; and manage the internal operations of eight sections. 







Mission Statement

The mission of Beyond Careers is to provide education for low-to-moderate income (LMI) families and individuals, students, small businesses and the self-employed to build wealth and foster significant improvements in self-sufficiency.


Beyond Careers is a community-based, 501(c) (3), non-profit organization; founded on July 7, 2003 and received its federal and state tax-exempt certifications on July 9, 2004. 


Beyond Careers provides program activities for underserved, LMI. This includes youth, people with disabilities, veterans and seniors.


In partnership with the Internal Revenue Service -Stakeholders Partnerships, Education & Communication (IRS-SPEC), Beyond Careers will continue to provide free tax preparation services through our mobile Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and conduct Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) outreach.



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