A Letter from Vincente Taylor

When I got my first DSLR camera and started taking pictures, I was hooked.

Years later, I studied photography at Columbia College and learned to see the beauty of the world around me.

Vincente taking photos at the Foglia Family & Youth Center.



Now, I work at Marillac St. Vincent where I coach youth in the Hope Junior program. Through sports, I help young people have positives experiences that translate into positive choices. Every day, I see the potential of our kids that sometimes they can’t see in themselves.

Kids need someone to help them see their successful future.

Kids like Tay who grew up at Marillac.

Growing up in East Garfield Park, it can be hard for a young person to see a positive future, but I see his ambition and potential. I see a young man who is willing to do what it takes to achieve his dream. As a coach and mentor, I help him imagine himself overcoming obstacles and achieving his goals.

Tay has started high school this fall and is committed to graduating. Together, we can give Tay and hundreds of other young people a safe place to dream and achieve their futures.

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Vincente and Tay talking basketball in the Foglia Center gym.



One thing I see clearly is how your continued support impacts entire communities. I know you see the potential in our kids and families to accomplish great things. Your commitment to Marillac St. Vincent turns that potential into reality.

Thank you for helping our kids see their future.


Gratefully yours,

Vincente Taylor

Sports Based Youth Development Coach

Marillac St. Vincent Family Services

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