Community Improvement, Capacity Building

Manifezt Foundation

Community Development STEM Nonprofit for Youth, Military Veterans, & Recently Incarcerated

Miami, FL

Mission

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. Connecting forward-thinking innovators of all backgrounds with local community resources that help foster prosperity and innovation, Manifezt Foundation is dedicated to helping individuals succeed through after-school and evening educational workshops. Our community development programs offer learning opportunities that fuel innovation, job creation, and workforce opportunity through hands-on educational workshops.

Ruling Year

2016

Executive Director, Founder

Kaven Jean-Charles

Co-Founder

Vijay Singh

Main Address

3250 NE 1st Avenue Suite 305

Miami, FL 33137 USA

Keywords

stem, stem nonprofit, nonprofit, miami nonprofit, education nonprofit, youth development, youth stem, coding, robotics, life sciences, tech, tech innovation, youth tech innovation, coding

EIN

47-5363717

 Number

0653453011

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Youth STEM Program

Recently Incarcerated

Military Veterans

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Understanding stifling life obstacles on a micro and macro level, and providing solutions to them, has always been Manifezt's focus. The organization's current programs and initiatives focus on educational workshops through hands-on learning to supplement traditional lecture education. We aim to teach the skills that prospective employers are looking for in an increasingly technical world, one where STEM skills are held at a premium and are the gate way to high paying jobs.

Partnering with forward-thinking organizations to cultivate a community of thoughtful leaders, our foundation aims to bridge generational divides by rectifying socioeconomic issues that have left a gap in opportunity for many born into lower income households. Our leaders believe in the power of education, entrepreneurship, and increasing the availability of the necessary resources to ensure our future innovators can reach their full potential and contribute to our continually transforming society.

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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