501(C)(3) Nonprofit

Community Development Programs

Implementing STEM Initiatives to impact Education

and Workforce Placement in Under-Served Communities

Current Initiatives

Youth STEM Program

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.

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Science in the City

Career exposure initiative that allows participants to learn practical skills while finding real world parallels in STEM Fields.

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What & Why

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.

Science in the City

Space Cadet Initiative

To combat this trend, we developed our forward thinking “Science in the City” program to show the youth how different things they learn in science class will be used throughout a specific career – our first career path being a Space Cadet. Throughout the program, we explore topics ranging from earth & space, technology, robotics & engineering, to life sciences.

  • Earth & Space
  • Technology
  • Robotics & Engineering
  • Life Sciences

Youth STEM Program

Inspiring Future Innovators
with Coding, Robotics, and Life Sciences

Educational Pipelines

  • A: Coding and Development
  • B: Robotics and Engineering
  • 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.

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.

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.

Our Community Impact

Civic Engagement to Grow an Opportunity Ecosystem

Journey Through Space at Southwest Regional Library Community Development Programs

Journey Through Space at Southwest Regional Library

Science In The City: 4/21/18

Exploring Mars Terrain Using Robotic Rovers and Drones at Miami Lakes Library Community Development Programs

Exploring Mars Terrain Using Robotic Rovers and Drones at Miami Lakes Library

Science In The City: 3/24/18

Greenhouse Effect at Southwest Regional Library Community Development Programs

Greenhouse Effect at Southwest Regional Library

Science In The City: 2/10/18

Exploring Parallels Between Animal and Human Anatomy STEM Workshop at Miami Lakes Library Community Development Programs

Exploring Parallels Between Animal and Human Anatomy STEM Workshop at Miami Lakes Library

Science In The City: 1/27/18

Pig Dissection STEM Workshop at Southwest Regional Library Community Development Programs

Pig Dissection STEM Workshop at Southwest Regional Library

Science In The City: 1/13/18

Water Rockets at Southwest Regional Library Community Development Programs

Water Rockets at Southwest Regional Library

Science In The City - 12/9/17

Scavenger Hunt In Space in Miami Lakes Community Development Programs

Scavenger Hunt In Space in Miami Lakes

Science In The City - 11/18/17

Eye Ball Dissection at Frost Museum Community Development Programs

Eye Ball Dissection at Frost Museum

Science In The City In Collaboration with Upward Bound

Our Partners

Initiative & Philanthropic Supporters

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