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.

Sadek Jabr

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.

Moshiko Ben Giat

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.

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.

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.