A Note from Amy Amador

In passing the baton at Mercy Education Project, I would like to thank MEP friends for their support over the past decade and introduce Kathryn Tanner as MEP’s new executive director. I’ve gotten to know Kathy in recent weeks and am confident she will continue the great work of the organization. She has great energy and passion for MEP’s mission plus a wealth of leadership experience. MEP is in good hands.

After ten years, I felt it was the right time for a transition. I'll be exploring new opportunities, helping with the transition, and taking time for reflection. MEP does great work and I am grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of the mission. I look forward to MEP continuing to help women and girls discover what is possible for themselves through education. Wishing all the best for the future!

-Amy Amador, Mercy Education Project (2006-2016)



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Here are some recent comments from community members, volunteers, students and others who are commenting on Mercy Education Project.


"Education is an opportunity and can be transformational for our most vulnerable communities; especially those, like us, working tirelessly in search of the American Dream. Programs like Mercy Education Project have successfully removed those barriers for many and have educated our women and girls and is transforming their lives."

JoAnn Chávez, Vice President Legal & Chief Tax Officer
DTE Energy, August 2017


"….Literacy is a fundamental right and an essential building block for a productive life. Increasing adult literacy also ensures more parents can be engaged in their children’s education, ,making this a cause  critical to helping families break the cycle of poverty. Thank you to Mercy Education Project for their tireless efforts to ensure everyone has an opportunity to learn to read. Together, I know we are making a difference.”

Warren C. Evans, Wayne County Executive
Wayne County, December 2016