STEM Nonprofit Enabling Economic Development
Focused on implementing exceptional Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs, personal development classes, and tech initiatives to progress the under-served South Florida communities, the Manifezt Foundation partners with companies, the government, and local advocates to transform the tech industry landscape in the south east region.

Manifezt aims to capitalize on the multicultural diversity of South Florida to develop it into the technological gateway from the United States to the Caribbean and South and Central America. Many middle class Americans take for granted the facilities they were able to utilize in school, and do not realize many of the simple experiments they were able to witness and perform that sparked their interests in the sciences and technology, are not experienced in many minority communities throughout the country.  Unfortunately, they often use old and faulty equipment, and sometimes lack the tools and resources to perform even the simplest practical experiments. Being firm believers in capitalism, the founders of Manifezt aim to ensure everyone in America has an equal opportunity to achieve the American Dream through hard work, no matter the net wealth of your family, or what community you were born into.

In many ways the region has been on the cusp of industry diversification for years – ongoing gentrification exhibits the potential for increased wages and progressive community development. For decades, the nation pegged South Florida primarily as a hospitality region where hotels, cruise-ships, restaurants, and celebrities mingled for leisure, but lately major donor organizations have been helping nonprofits serve communities through their monetary support. Our organization works to serve and teach the needed skill-sets to the nations youth, veterans, and recently incarcerated to directly affect the region’s workforce qualifications.

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Programs & Initiatives

Research. Education. Opportunity. Workforce Placement.

Youth Stem Program

  • Pipeline A: Coding and Development
  • Pipeline B: Robotics and Engineering
  • Pipeline C: Biology, Chemistry, & Environmental Science

Age Range: 8-18

Overview: Extensive hands-on stem education program for children 8-18 infused with experiments tailored to spark their interest in STEM, so we can transition into showing them the potential careers in those areas. Free for all kids, our volunteers expose participants to high level Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math projects that will inspire some of tomorrow’s greatest innovators.

Youth Initiatives

  • Stem Saturday’s
  • Institutional Locations
  • Hackathon
  • Annual Stem Competition
  • Open Awareness Forum
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Military Veterans

  • Career Skills Training (STEM Fields)
  • Mental Health
  • Workforce Placement

Age Range: 21+

Overview: Having served America through Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marine enlistments, we honor our Military Veterans by providing career transition programs for Vets.

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Recently Incarcerated

  • Career Skills Training (STEM Fields)
  • Mental Health
  • Second Chance Mentoring
  • Workforce Placement

Age Range: 16 – 50

Overview: Providing viable second chance opportunities to America’s Recently Incarcerated, our personal development tracks include STEM field skills training, mental health, and workforce placement through our partners. Manifezt Foundation’s Second Chance pipeline program is a PhD led tiered support system that works with local communities to understand the need for work placement for recently released inmates. It implements a structured educational and reintegration program that is part psychology, part academic, and part trade-skills oriented to ensure participants are both mentally and educationally prepared to transition into a contributing member of society.

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Our Impact

Stem Nonprofit Driving Civic Engagement

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Linda Lentin K-8 Center STEM Robotics Program

Initiative: Institutional Location

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eMerge Americas 2016 Recap

Annual Technology Conference

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Miami Country Day School Annual Youth Hackathon

Initiative: Youth Stem Program

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Life Science Workshop at Little Haiti Optimist Club

Initiative: Youth Stem Program

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Mobile App Development Workshop at Joe Celestin Center

Initiative: Youth Stem Program

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Stem Workshop Introduction with City of North Miami Mayor Joseph Smith

Initiative: Youth Stem Program

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Stem Saturday’s at Soar Park

Initiative: Youth Stem Program

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Stem Workshop at Archbishop Curley Notre Dame High School

Initiative: Youth STEM Program

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