Community Development STEM Nonprofit

We’re a 501(c)(3) nonprofit focused on increasing access to quality STEM education through our unique and engaging workshops. We conduct a number of STEM Initiatives, tailored to encourage a child’s inherent curiosity by creating immersive, hands on curricula to supplement traditional lecture learning.

The Need

Study after study on educational opportunity tends to reinforce one underlying theme – the education system in America needs significant improvement. The debate commences when one attempts to solve how and where to improve it.

Florida is
41
in the nation in total funding per student in public schools.
Florida is
38
in median income in United States.
In Florida
87
of students are enrolled in public schools.
Miami is the
1
most unequal city in America

Our Mission

Currently, the majority of locals in South Florida are employed in hospitality careers which are relatively low paying, hence our poor ranking in median income.

STEM careers are the highest paying of any industry – but STEM subjects are the most expensive to teach, with the practical side being the first to go in times of austerity. Here at the Manifezt Foundation, we supplement what kids are learning in school with hands-on, project based workshops designed to engage children, using volunteers from local universities.

Our Plan

In public schools, unfortunately, due to the lack of funding, there has been a reduction in the hands-on elements of STEM subjects leaving students without the fun side of them. Here at Manifezt, we supplement what they are learning in school with a project-based curriculum designed to capture their interest and show them the various career options available in STEM.

We implement our workshops at community centers, libraries, and schools across South Florida using volunteers from local universities. Since our ultimate goal is to create a highly skilled, socially conscious STEM workforce here in South Florida to drive local innovation and attract top companies from across the nation, we also provide our volunteers access to local STEM career opportunities through our exclusive job board.

Over time, the data we are collecting and analyzing will be used to influence education policy across the nation by exhibiting the importance of hands-on learning in STEM curriculums.

Programs

Implemented at community centers, libraries, and schools throughout South Florida, our immersive Programs are designed to captivate children’s interest.

Partnerships

To accomplish our goal, we have built an ecosystem of Partnerships with organizations that recognize the importance of our mission.

Resources

We provide resources to our volunteers to both ensure their success and help them professionally after college.

Advisory Board

We leverage the expertise and knowledge of our influential Advisory Board to ensure our programs adapt to technological advances, and to increase our impact.

Get Involved

Rome was not built in a day, and turning South Beach into Silicon Beach will be no different. As a nonprofit organization, we cannot implement change without people that identify with our mission supporting our cause.

Whether you are a student in college, a busy parent, or a socially conscious business owner there are many ways you can help us turn our vision into a reality.

01. Donate

Thanks to your generous support, our programs remain free to all participants.

02. Volunteer

Make a difference in South Florida by helping us show the youth the fun side of science.

03. Partnerships

Whether you are a local business, another nonprofit organization, or part of a group looking to make a change, if you identify with our mission please reach out.

04. Subscribe & Share

Keep up to date with everything we have going on, and help us spread the word so we can raise awareness of one of the most important causes in South Florida.

Meet Our Board

Chris Caines

Knight Foundation

Christine Johnson

Miami-Dade Beacon Council

Greg Link

MagicLeap

Matthieu Merchadou Melki

Wynwood Fund

Community Impact

Visual Galleries of Workshops & Cohorts

Water Rockets at Southwest Regional Library Manifezt Foundation

Water Rockets at Southwest Regional Library

Science In The City - 12/9/17

Scavenger Hunt In Space in Miami Lakes Manifezt Foundation

Scavenger Hunt In Space in Miami Lakes

Science In The City - 11/18/17

Eye Ball Dissection at Frost Museum Manifezt Foundation

Eye Ball Dissection at Frost Museum

Science In The City In Collaboration with Upward Bound

Greenhouse Effect In A Bottle Workshop in Miami Lakes Manifezt Foundation

Greenhouse Effect In A Bottle Workshop in Miami Lakes

Science In The City - Space Cadets Initiative

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Community Initiatives

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Our Partners

Initiatives & Philanthropic

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Manifezt Foundation
NextEra Energy Manifezt Foundation
University of Miami Manifezt Foundation
James W. Bridges Medical Society Manifezt Foundation
FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Manifezt Foundation
Galactic Youth Foundation Manifezt Foundation
Knights Of Columbus, Marian Council #3757 Manifezt Foundation
NM Creative Agency Manifezt Foundation
Wynwood Tech Manifezt Foundation
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Manifezt Foundation is a Proud GuideStar Silver Participant Manifezt Foundation