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.