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 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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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.

Helen Wexler

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.

Celina Mukarker

Class of 2013

Celina is a Palestinian MEET alumna from Bethlehem. She volunteers at the Qader organization, the UN, and is a member of the management board of her Christian youth group. She currently works at MEET as the Jerusalem Hub Manager, overseeing student recruitment, educational curriculum development, and team building activities for almost 100 students residing in Jerusalem, East Jerusalem, and the West Bank.

Lubna Abu Rmaileh

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.

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.