About us

Samaschool is a San Francisco-based nonprofit focused on preparing low-income populations to succeed as independent workers.

We've brought together a passionate group of social entrepreneurs and educators who are reimagining workforce development for the 21st century. 


Our team

Bennett Grassano

Managing Director

Kyra Harrington

Marketing Manager

Allan Kobel

NYC Instructor

Jesse Bisignano

Curriculum Manager

Bijan Yaminafshar

Program Manager

Monica Vivanco


Aurelie Drouet

Partnerships & Business Development Associate

Arzina Karimi

Impact Associate

Advisory board

Jen Curry

Change Impact

Virginia Hamilton

American Institutes for Research

Kristy O'Brien


Scott Redick

Charles Schwab

Stacy Woodruff

Workforce Professionals Training Institute

Betsy Edasery

The Workers Lab

Lesley Hirsch

CUNY Labor Market Information Services

Jamil Poonja

Stride Health

Arun Sundararajan

NYU Stern School of Business

Kevin Green

Managed by Q

Brian Hollins

Goldman Sachs

Libby Reder

Aspen Institute

Andre White

NYC Department of Youth and Community Development



Our supporters & funders

Bay Area Workforce Funders Collaborative




Samasource is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit   •  EIN: 26-2547062  •  ©2019