Our Work.

Our Mission

We are a research and curriculum design nonprofit based in San Francisco, California.

We’re working vigorously to disrupt education systems globally that limit students from realizing their full potential and to innovate new learning pathways that unleash their power to effect positive change. Our work is anchored by our steadfast belief that education can be more than a gateway to opportunity and personal advancement – that it can be a social engine to serve our communities and neighbors and to solve some of our world’s biggest problems. We exist to make this belief a reality.

Timeline of Activities


April 2010

The Supply is founded.


July 2012

Lenana slums (Nairobi) profiling and mapping


Jan 2013

Completion of KevJumba High School, a secondary school for slum youth in the Lenana slums of Nairobi (initially began as school building organization).


September 2013

July 2013: Civic Engagement Study for Nairobi slum youth
Begin piloting of service learning curriculum (S.L.U.M.S) in KevJumba High School.


March 2014

Rollout of S.L.U.M.S to three additional schools in Nairobi.


April 2015

Creation of Supply School Network in Nairobi with nine schools (1500 students) participating.


April 2016

Ongoing implementation of S.L.U.M.S.


Fall 2016

New vocational program in Nairobi + R&D for new project in Seoul, South Korea

Our Program Activities

Our program activities are all interlinked and necessary to help achieve the maximum desired effect. To date since inception, an average of 61% of our total funds raised have gone directly to these program activities. See details on our Financials page.

Click to see specifically how funds are used to accelerate our mission objectives.

Research and Development

  • Community workshops and focus groups
  • Door-to-door surveys
  • Baseline studies
  • Examples: Lenana slum profiling, Civic Engagement Study

Curriculum Development

  • S.L.U.M.S (Student Leaders Understanding My Slums) Curriculum
  • S.L.U.M.S Labs (annual teacher training)
  • Ongoing trainings throughout year
  • Data collection for user and facilitator feedback

Programs Creation and Implementation

  • Service-learning and community project implementations
  • Student summer leadership camps and accelerators
  • Student vocational programs

Evaluation and Impact Measurement

  • Ongoing monitoring of curriculum implementation and outputs
  • Analysis of year over year performance metrics on targeted outcomes as well as other academic metrics