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 has made me realize that there are other people like me that see a problem or need in our community and make a choice every morning to work on creative solutions

Valuable resource, with ongoing encouragement and willingness to work one-on-one

I felt empowered and excited about the possibility of collaborating with project founders to pilot and test out some incredible ideas

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