Who is Amachi Vision Corps, Inc?

A program rooted in Passion

Amachi Vision Corps, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a passion for helping both youth and adults achieve success in their lives.

Preston Taylor

Preston Taylor played high school football at Everman High School in Everman, TX. In high school, he played linebacker, tight end and half back. He also participated in track and field and threw the shot put and discus. He was a high school Blue-Chipper. He attended Cameron University in Lawton, OK where he majored in Physical Education and Health. He also played football for the Aggies, and was the captain of the team his senior year. After college, he played professional football by signing with the Canadian Football League. He went on to play for 10 years on the professional level before calling it quits.

Preston began working in the Texas Youth Commission (TYC) system and while on the down side of his playing career, he started helping a friend that had just opened a youth shelter in Weatherford, TX. He also worked for the Fort Worth ISD and the Dallas County Sheriff Department as a Detention Officer. He went on to work for a company called U.S. Credit Management as a Debt Negotiator. After the company closed, he met Chris Johnson, founder of Launching a Dream.

Preston was looking for an opportunity to start giving back when Mr. Johnson gave him the opportunity to start working with youth again. He wanted to do something in Fort Worth, the area where he is from. He decided to start his own non-profit organization called Amachi Vision Corps, Inc.

The mission of Amachi Vision Corp, Inc. is to empower youth through education, training and job placement while helping to rebuild communities and their lives. Amachi Vision Corp, Inc. is committed to developing youth and community programs that simultaneously address core issues facing low-income communities: Housing, Education, Employment, Crime Prevention and Leadership Development.