Samaschool

San Francisco, CA   |  www.samaschool.org

Mission

To use technology to measurably improve access to dignified work and job training for marginalized people around the world.

Ruling year info

2008

Founder & CEO

Leila Janah

Main address

2017 Mission St. Suite 301

San Francisco, CA 94110 USA

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Formerly known as

Market for Change

EIN

26-2547062

NTEE code info

International Economic Development (Q32)

Rural (S32)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Samaschool

To use technology to measurably improve access to dignified work and job training for marginalized people around the world.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of participants who gain employment

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Samaschool

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This includes all NEW workers hired each year for Samasource jobs across Kenya, India and Uganda (and Haiti)

Average change in income of clients served (in dollars)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Samaschool

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Values are $USD per year. On average, workers see a 77% increase in income between their pre-samasource state and during Samasource employment state.

Average wage of clients served (in dollars)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Samaschool

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Values are $USD per year. This is the average annual Samasource earning in Kenya. We now own and operate our own centers, increasing the wage significantly from 2017 onwards.

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Samasource aims to train and employ thousands of people in the United States, Kenya, India, Uganda, and Haiti.

Our flagship program Samasource provides work to people living in poverty through impact sourcing -- the idea of deliberately giving work to people in need. To do this, we secure data contracts from some of the largest enterprises in the world and, through a managed service model, hire marginalized people living in Kenya, India, Uganda, and Haiti to execute digital work for our clients.

Our training program, Samaschool, helps low-income, chronically unemployed people find and perform internet-based work, enabling them to access previously unattainable employment opportunities that create a pathway out of poverty.

Samasource brings together a passionate group of social entrepreneurs and technologists focused on bringing work to marginalized people around the world. Samasource is supported by institutions such as the Rockefeller Foundation, the Mastercard Foundation, the Tipping Point Community, and The Robinhood Foundation.

Since 2008, Sama has trained over 4,000 people, employed more that 11,000 people, and impacted the lives of more than 34,000 family members.

Samasource became fully financially sustainable and broke even in 2016.

Financials

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Samaschool

Board of directors
as of 11/6/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Leila Janah

Founder and CEO of Samasource, LXMI

Leila Janah

Samasource

Lloyd Taylor

Autodesk

Deborah Conrad

Intel

Ben Parr

Octane AI

Johann Schleier-Smith

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes