Minority entrepreneur looking for support

Hi, my name is Cornelius. I'm the oldest (only Boy) of 3 children, first generation American citizen of a Kenyan permeant resident, and an American. Like any other household we had our trials, tribulations, and miracles. Through countless self-sacrifices and above all God's grace my parents never once blinked in the face of adversity. Unlike a lot of homes I knew of we were blessed with stability through it all.  My parents taught us very well about how real the struggle is to survive in this world, no matter how down you are there's always someone else who needs your help, and above all  to not to let the struggle define our character. Instead, embrace change by being grateful for what you do have, and make our responses to the challenges before us define the person we want to project.

"The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims have been born of earnest struggle." - Fredrick Douglas (1857)

I decided to attend North Texas Job Corps at age 23. It's here  where I began to learn my potential to contribute to the greater good. Initially, I intended to  just learn any sort of skill, and leave as soon as possible. However, it was there for the first time I found real mentors, brotherhood, community, and role models outside my family. I managed to complete 2 trade course: Account and Homeland security plus 2 semesters of college.

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The wisdom from all my life experiences prompted rapid advancement in multiple leadership roles eventually becoming President of the Student Government within my first 6 months on campus. Graciously, we were held responsible for our closed campus environment by 600+ students ages 16 - 24yrs. Through some of the best people I've ever known: Dorm leaders, Trade Leaders, and Staff members we did accomplish creating a positive normative culture. This culture centered around 4 norms I still hold dear to my heart till this day: 1. Respect one another, 2. Respect your property and the property of others, 3.  Celebrate your accomplishments and the accomplishments of others, 4. Confront negative behavior. 

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It became my passion to help my fellow students;  To show them that there is a way through the darkness.  My personal goal was to inspire as many students to realize their inner strength by showing them that through unity, integrity, positivity, and determination you can work through short comings to accomplish things you felt you weren't capable of regardless of ones current circumstances.

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Over the past 12 years since exiting the program more challenges presented themselves.  Learning to balance my personal needs versus the needs of others humbled me. I learned the hard way that self empowerment can't come second when trying to provide for others. Balance is the key to provide a sustainable lifestyle when making sacrifices for the greater good. Regardless,  I'm proud to say I was able stand shoulder to shoulder along side my parents to take care of my siblings, and we survived some of the hardest times we've ever had with no regrets.


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 “Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.” - Author Roy Bennett  

I'm ready to go the next level, and do my part to help anyone looking to change their lives. I believe our lack of unity, financial education, and youth outreach keeps America at a disadvantage in the global market. I want to level the playing field, and  also help my countrymen in Kenya,

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"There is no knowledge that is not power." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Like many of us, Covid-19 left me unemployed, and I simply wasn't equipped to deal with these changes financially.  However, the strife within the small business community, especially within minority owners, motivated me to answer my calling to make a difference. Covid-19 did provide me the time I desperately needed to think about my future, and how to handle this gift I've inherited from my parents. Now, it's time to take action for the sake of all our children, and the future of our country.

My Plan:

Mission:

Utilize my platform to inspire, unite, employ, and educate people young & old to become more financial literate, secure, & self-reliant. 

Goals:

1.) Create a Financial Vehicle:  IRS representation, tax preparation, advisory & compliance, and bookkeeping/payroll services.

1.b) Find a mentor 

2.) Financial Vehicle will  fund:  Tuition for MBA, and credibility transitioning  into Business Consulting and International Business.

3.) Use Established Creditability: Support local initiatives to revitalize low income areas, establish relationships/sponsorships with North Texas Job Corps, Texas Can Academy, YMCA, Boys & Girls Clubs, and other local programs to help at risk youth in North Texas.

4.) Create a bridge for Kenyans seeking lawful citizenship. Providing educational exchanges, culture integration, and infrastructure developments. 


I'm requesting for help to accelerate the process:

Fast Forward Academy Enrolled Agent Training: $584.10
https://fastforwardacademy.com/course/enrolled-agent-exam/review-courses

IRS Special Enrollment Exam Testing (3):$546.00
https://www.prometric.com/test-takers/search/irs

QuickBooks Certification Training = $679.95
https://quickbookstraining.com/product/vip?tab=what-you-will-learn

Subtotal= $1810.05 
est. Taxes = $149.33
Final Total = $1959.38


Please donate, share this post, or leave a comment any help is greatly appreciated,

Thank you & God Bless!
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