Beyond Careers 8th Annual Education Symposium
at Westbury High School
Coming Thursday, November 7, 2019
Planning Committee has representatives from:
Westbury Civic Club, Inc./Westbury Area Improvement Corp.
Sarah Bernhardt has a Ph.D. in marine biology and is a very positive role model for young women interested in environmental science fields. Sarah came to Bayou Preservation after having served as the Program Director for the Galveston Bay Estuary Program. She straddles two professional fields - bioscience and nonprofit organization administration/management - and gives her unique perspectives on both. She loves talking with young people and is always looking for eager volunteers!
Barry Ward has served as the executive director of Trees for Houston since 2008. Under his leadership, Trees For Houston has transformed into a non-profit unique in its mission to plant, protect and promote trees throughout the greater Houston region.
Barry Ward established and currently manages six tree farms responsible for providing approximately 20,000 trees a year at little to no cost to the community.
Following Hurricane Harvey, Barry Ward and Trees For Houston are joining efforts to restore Houston’s green space by donating and replanting lost and damage trees throughout the region.
David Mincberg is chairman of Houston First and chief executive officer of Flagship Properties Corporation.
Mr. Mincberg has been involved in numerous civic initiatives. Mr. Mincberg currently serves or has previously served in board and leadership capacities for many local organizations, including Houston Museum of Natural Science, University of Texas Health Science Center, Jewish Family Service Foundation, DePelchin Children's Center, Jewish Community Center, American Jewish Committee, and Southwest Houston 2000 (founder).
Mr. Mincberg is a graduate of the University of Texas (BA, 1971: JD, 1975).
Beyond Careers VITA
Beyond Careers Volunteer Income Tax Asssitance (VITA) provides governmental assistance in the form of free tax preparation program for taxpayers in the low-to-moderate-income bracket with income under $58,000 per year, who otherwise would incur a cost for these services. We use TaxSlayer, the IRS approved, online software. VITA program returns thousands of dollars in Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) and other tax credits to these taxpayers. We are able to electronically file tax returns and provide direct deposit at no cost for qualified taxpayers.
Beyond Careers is now scheduling volunteers for our VITA site at high schools and community colleges in the Greater Houston and surrounding areas. Beyond Careers VITA will train current and future teams consisting of accounting students, accountants, CPAs and other to become IRS-Certified volunteer tax preparers at the Advance level. Volunteers will gain community service. Eligible volunteers can receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Beyond Careers FSA
Beyond Careers Volunteer Income Tax Asssitance (VITA) free tax preparation program will have a Facilitated Self Assistance (FSA) program that will be implemented at community colleges, high schools, middle schools, apartment complexes and other appropriate locations. 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 communit-service hours.
Beyond Careers will have students take its Independent Study that will utilize the IRS Link & Learn VITA online, self-paced training to become IRS-Certified volunteers with Beyond Careers FSA.
Schools participating in Beyond Careers VITA and FSA:
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
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