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 2007
Sadek is a MEET Alum from East Jerusalem and a lead MEET Computer Science Instructor. He is also the founder of Code for Palestine, an NGO in the West Bank that teaches Palestinian youth coding, thus helping a new generation of Palestinian youth on a path towards higher education and employment.
Class of 2006
After finishing his military services as an IDF Naval Officer, Moshiko rejoined MEET to create and launch MEETx, our newest educational hub. Through Moshiko's leadership, MEET was able to recruit new students from 61 different geographic locations. MEETX will increase the number of young people touched by our lifechanging programming to 300 active students (50% increase) in 2020.
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.
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.