our impact

embracing teamwork

94% of students
report increased CS and entrepreneurship capacity

91% of students
feel more confident about CS

97% student satisfaction
with instructors and facilitators

12th alum admitted to MIT
on full scholarship

striving for excellence

3 alumni
serve on meet's 
Board of Directors

71% of alumni
remain actively involved

alumni lead
our alumni program, the Jerusalem hub and the yearlong CS curriculum

65% of our educational team
are alumni

alumni featured
on Forbes, NYT, The Marker, TechCrunch and FemJLM

leading by example
87% of students
gained a better understanding of people from the other nationality

94% of students
are willing to work with people from the other nationality

85% of graduating
cohort felt proud of their teamwork on their startup project

thinking big!
260 students and
30 instructors

making Summer 2019 the biggest yet!

MEETx applications increased by 140%,
with a second
cohort launched!

560+ family members  and
hi-tech and business stakeholders

engaged via events

496 alumni
in the alumni network

Our best evaluation that illustrates the meaning and impact of MEET is the impressive cohort of almost 500 alumni, social entrepreneurs, researchers and activists, and their achievements. 

So far, 30 MEET alumni have been accepted to the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology,  12 got accepted to MIT, another 2 to Harvard, and many more to several universities in Europe, including the TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences in Germany and King’s College in the UK.

Moreover, two Alumnae were featured in 30 Under 30 by Forbes Israel – Helen Wexler (Israeli) in 2017 and Shayma Sharif (Palestinian) in 2020. 

In case you missed it, please read our 2020 newsletters featuring:
Shayma Sharif Shahd Nara Alicia Kamien Kazhdan

meet our alumni

MEET alumni lead by example. They are founding innovative ventures, attending prestigious universities, and giving back to their communities — and to MEET.

Amin Manna

Class of 2012

Amin is a Palestinian MEET alum from East Jerusalem. He is also MEET's second MIT graduate to receive his M.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence and Linguistics. While there, Amin co-founded Lean On Me, a mental health peer support hotline which currently serves six university campuses in the USA. Amin now works as Philanthropy Engineer at Palantir, where he's employing Al technology to identify cures for cancer.

Mahd Qumsie

Class of 2018

Mahd Qumsie, Class of 2018 Mahd is an 18-years-old High School senior living in Bethlehem. After graduating from MEET Mahd volunteered as a Computer Science Teaching Assistant for the program. Mahd also teaches computer science to university students in the West Bank and is a volunteer computer science teacher at the Dheshe refugee camp.

Shayma Sharif

Class of 2008

Shayma is the first-ever Palestinian woman to work for an Israeli VC firm, the NFX Guild. She was recently recognized by Forbes 30 Under 30 and TheMarker's 40 Under 40 lists. Shayma is also the first MEET alumna to join MEET's Board of Directors, and she even has a Master's degree from the Technion.

Mahd Qumsie

Class of 2018

Mahd Qumsie, Class of 2018 Mahd is an 18-years-old High School senior living in Bethlehem. After graduating from MEET Mahd volunteered as a Computer Science Teaching Assistant for the program. Mahd also teaches computer science to university students in the West Bank and is a volunteer computer science teacher at the Dheshe refugee camp.