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Beyond Careers Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) free tax prepration program for taxpayers in the low-to-moderate income bracket helped taxpayers get their refunds and savings in tax preparation fees in the 2018 tax season for a total of $108,000





Beyond Careers 8th Annual Education Symposium

at Westbury High School

Coming Thursday, November 7, 2019


Theme:  Environmental/Conservation



Planning Committee has representatives from:

Westbury High School

Willow Waterhole Greenspace Conservancy

Westbury Civic Club, Inc./Westbury Area Improvement Corp.

Bayou Preservation Association

Coastal Prairie Partnership

The Nature Conservancy in Texas

Houston Audubon

Keep Houston Beautiful

Trees for Houston

Houston Wilderness

Beyond Careers



Projects from college and high school students can be set up to display in the atrium at Westbury High School.  We will have presenters discuss topics pertaining to our theme in the lecture hall.  Beyond Careers can provide a Certificate of Completion to the students can use towards their community service hours if needed.
The Brays Oaks and surrounding members in the community would be invited to come to see the displays and hear the presentations.  This event will have a significant impact in 2019.
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In conjunction with the Symposium, the goal is to:
  • Identify students who pursue majors in Environmental/Conservation fields
  • Beyond Careers will create an Access database and track those students
  • Beyond Careers is reaching out to biology and science instructors at multiple high schools and at Houston Community College (HCC).  
  • A survey has been created by Beyond Careers that will be sent to the instructors to provide to the students.  This survey will include environmental/conversation organizations that will partner with Beyond Careers on volunteers and community service opportunities for the students
  • Volulnteers can use their community involvement experience on their resume, job application, college applicaiton and scholarship/grant applications.



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Beyond Careers FSA


Beyond Careers Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) free tax preparation program will have a Facilitated Self Assistance (FSA) program that will be implemented at high schools for the upcoming tax season. The FSA is at No Cost for individual and family taxpayers in the low-to-moderate-income bracket who are able to complete their own tax return

Students will supervise the FSA site, conduct outreach and promote Beyond Careers FSA program at their school and in the community.  This would be a great way for those students to get community-service hours.  

Beyond Careers will have students take its Independent Study that utilizes the IRS Link & Learn VITA online, self-paced training to become IRS-Certified volunteers with Beyond Careers FSA.


Schools participating in Beyond Careers FSA:




7th Annual Education Symposium

Beyond Careers Symposium attendees November 10, 2018

Cadet Ronald Arce,

AFJROTC Westbury High School



Panelist Ali Enes Cek, Houston CPA Society Student Auxiliary, Vice-President

6th Annual Education Symposium



5th Annual Education Symposium

Westbury JROTC, HCC Trustee, Dr. Carolyn Evans-Shabazz and Barbara Davis at Beyond Careers 5th Annual Education Symposium


Beyond Careers Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program has benefitted from the generosity of the Comerica Charitable Foundation with a $5,000 contribution in October 2018.  We thank @ComericaBank for all that they do in the community and congratulate them on their 20th anniversary!



Partner Innovation Recognition Certificate


IRS-SPEC/VITA/TCE Program recognized the University of Houston-Downtown and Beyond Careers for Remarkable Relationships.  The certificate was signed by the National Director of SPEC for "support, dedication and commitment to building strong communities through the Volunteer Return Preparation Program."





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