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In Memoriam: Justin Schaefer

By: Kaitlin Popielarz, MEP Instructor and Guest Blogger 

Justin Schaefer came to Mercy Education Project through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. Beginning in the fall of 2014, Justin promised to live with spirituality, simplicity, community, and fervor for social justice with his housemates. It would be in this life of servitude that Justin would learn much about himself while teaching those around him what it means to live life as a disciple of Jesus Christ.


November 2015
September 2015

Join us for the 4th Annual Irish Music Event to benefit Mercy Education Project on Sunday September 27, 2015 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at the Gaelic League, 2068 Michigan Avenue, Corktown, Detroit.  Noted Irish bands Inis Ceol and JamRocks will delight the audience with lively Irish tunes. Food and drink will be available...

August 2015


On Monday, July 20th Mercy Education Project (MEP) hosted the 22nd Annual Side-by-Side Golf Outing at Walnut Creek Country Club in South Lyon. One hundred and sixty eight golfers enjoyed 18 holes of golf followed by a sumptuous banquet dinner and auction with all proceeds benefitting Mercy Education Project.  The event was one of the largest and most successful outings for MEP,...


August 30, 2017


You Can Help Open the Door to a Brighter Future for Girls in Southwest Detroit

Mercy Education Project is recruiting adult volunteers for an after-school tutoring program for girls in elementary, middle and high school.  We need volunteer tutors to work one-to-one with girls, grades 2-12 on remedial tutoring in reading and math, one day a week, during the academic school year.  A background in education is useful, but not required; training is provided. You select the day, the subject and tutoring time that works for you. ...

September 7, 2017

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August 25, 2017

On Wednesday, August 23rd, Mercy Education Project (MEP) celebrated our Women's Program Class of 2017 graduates. Keynote speaker, JoAnn Chávez, Vice President Legal & Chief Tax Officer at DTE Energy, offered an inspiring and uplifting speech to the 13 graduates and the auditorium full of friends, family and supporters. 

"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," said Chavez. "Programs like Mercy Education Project have successfully removed those barriers for many and have...


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