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
serve on meet's
Board of Directors
71% of alumni
remain actively involved
our alumni program, the Jerusalem hub and the yearlong CS curriculum
65% of our educational team
on Forbes, NYT, The Marker, TechCrunch and FemJLM
Our best evaluation that illustrates the meaning and impact of MEET is the impressive cohort of over 700 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.
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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.
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.
Class of 2008
Lubna is a binational startup founder and CEO. After graduating from MEET, Lubna, interned at Teva, where she led a project aimed at improving OBGYN health services in the Palestinian sector. Lubna was recently accepted to two accelerators to advance her binational startup as she begins her Ph.D. studies in Germany.
Class of 2007
Helen was included on Forbes Israel's 30 Under 30 in 2017 for her work with the Jerusalem Development Authority, where she managed a fund of 800M NIS to invest in binational startups in Jerusalem. A Space Architect and Founder of BubbleBase, her work in designinging 3D printed housing for Mars was recognized by NASA.