Manifezt Foundation’s ability to implement Community Development Programs would not be possible without annual charitable corporate sponsorship commitments and individual donors that understand the impact improving education can have on a local community.
Since our inception, philanthropic partnerships has aided the acceleration and impact the Manifezt Foundation has been able to deliver in under-served communities throughout the areas we service. Our corporate philanthropic partnerships are annual commitments from forward-thinking, compassionate businesses that recognize the importance of reinvesting in the region they operate in. Manifezt acts as the glue creating an everlasting bond between the corporate sponsor and the local community, helping them progress together.
Why Partner With Manifezt Foundation?
Becoming a Philanthropic Partner is an investment that exhibits your company’s position as a leader in the community. Your generous contribution enables Manifezt to serve the community and provide hands-on, project based learning to children that need it the most.
Our ultimate goal is to turn South Florida into the tech hub of the South East. Miami is already experiencing a tech boom; however, often times companies are forced into recruiting out of state (and sometimes country) due to the lack of STEM skills in the local workforce.
When considering students at age 15, America lands 25th in the world in Science and 40th in Math according the results of the latest OECD backed PISA exams, so it is clear there are systemic national issues that need to be addressed. However, in addition to national problems, STEM education happens to be the most expensive form of education due to the cost of equipment and materials needed to properly teach it, and Florida currently lands 41st in America in funding per student in public schools.
According to Bloomberg, Miami has the worst income inequality of any major US city according to its Gini coefficient. The median income of Florida lands at 39th in the nation (placing it strikingly close to our ranking in total funding per student), and STEM offers the highest paying careers of any industry. Despite making up 30% of the population, minorities only account for 11% of all STEM majors, and a study conducted in Pennsylvania indicated that after adjusting for differences in school funding because of the poverty level of a given area, there is also a negative correlation between the percentage of minority students in a school, and funding per student, in public schools.
There is a dire need here in South Florida for improved STEM education to ensure the local community is not left behind by the tech boom that is already gaining traction, and by partnering with Manifezt you can help make a difference. Through teaming up with the local public-school system, local universities such as the University of Miami and FIU, the local tech community, and people that genuinely care about education and improving income inequality, we will continue inspiring the disruptors of tomorrow.
By working with Manifezt you can help combat:
- Shortcomings of the current public-school system
- The lack of racial diversity in STEM
- Income inequality in South Florida