Manchester Bidwell Corporation

Convinced that the environment shapes people's character, MBC builds environments surrounded by art and light where programmes are developed that create real opportunities to escape poverty and foster hope among those most in need. An effective model that improves academic performance and secondary school graduation rates, and provides adults with tools to obtain employment opportunities that will change their lives.

United States
Impact indicators
  • 80% of adults who complete the training programme get a job related to the training.
  • Over 90% of secondary school students who go through the youth arts programme graduate on time.


Bill Strickland
MacArthur Genius Award for Leadership and Ingenuity in the Arts (1996). Five case studies presented at the Harvard School of Business (from 1993 to 2010).