Awards & Accolades

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

    1. Selected by UpStart an incubator and Covenant Foundation in 2016-2017 as one of three cities to facilitate a Jewish Community Hackathon. This generous grant was designed to address engagement challenges in creative and novel ways.
    2. Selected by Slingshot in 2012-2013, 2014-2015, and 2015-2016 as a top Innovative organization in North America
    3. Selected to join Nitzan, Covenant Foundation’s Innovative After School program network
    4. Kesher, an after school program for Kavod Hebrew Charter students, was a member of The Jewish Education Project’s Hebrew Charter After School Network made possible through a generous grant from the Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life.
    5. Reached as many as 140 students annually, 200-400 participate weekly or bi-monthly, and over 2000 Jewish households
    6. Introduced Modern Hebrew in public elementary school campuses
    7. Recognized by the Reut Institute in The Israeli Diaspora as a Catalyst for Jewish Peoplehood March, 2012 and Engaging the Israeli Diaspora: Toronto as a Case Study June 2013
    8. Highlighted in eJewishPhilanthropy, Steinhardt Contact Magazine, Times of Israel, Jewish World, Jewish Journal. Read More

Testimonials

A hub of creativity in the San Diego Jewish world. Start Up 18 has become a magnet for the Jewish social entrepreneurial community

Startup18 provides community connections to assist people just like me reach their goals

Providing a forum for start-up entrepreneurs to share information with each other means we don’t have to reinvent the wheel on our own!

Without events like The Idea Slam and Jewish Engagement Lab workshops that Start Up18 hosts we would all be alone in a sea of “not sure hows

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