I had no work history my whole life. I knew about rough times, about gangs on the street and about foster care. I never knew how to live a productive life. I just never saw it. 

ManifestWorks changed everything for me. Mostly, it was my sense of what I could be. I get a regular paycheck. I spend money smartly because I worked hard for it. I have a new car, my own place, and I’m happy.
— Mike, ManifestWorks Graduate

ManifestWorks is an immersive workforce development and job placement organization; we turn real-world experience into learning opportunities for those impacted by foster care, homelessness, and incarceration. 

Applicants entering ManifestWorks report averaging $285 per week in wages. Twelve months later, alumni earn $1,172 per week.

Our vision is one of transformation. Harnessing our ties in film, television, and new media production, partners in Hollywood join us to teach networking, effective communication, leadership, accountability and the basics of production, enough to help participants excel at their first job—and start preparing for their second. 

The hands-on, practical focus sparks enthusiasm and engagement, and although we'll teach our students about every facet of the film business—and more importantly, how to network like a pro—the life skills we impart will serve them no matter what career path they choose to follow.

We are change agents in professional transformation, opening doors for those ready and in need.