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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.


January 2014

Join us at our upcoming GED graduation ceremony for our recent GED graduates! The graduation ceremony will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2014 at the IBEW Local 58 Union Hall located at 1358 Abbott Street, right around the corner from Mercy Education Project (MEP). The IBEW parking lot is accessible from Porter St., one block north of Abbott St.

Our keynote speaker is Lila Lazarus, Emmy award-winning television personality and...

December 2013

Please join Rochelle Riley and friends for the Every December Fundraiser for Literacy at 12 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at MotorCity Casino Hotel in the ballroom.

Mercy Education Project is one of the beneficiaries of the Every December Fundraiser for Literacy.  Click on the invite below to purchase tickets.


December 2013

"We have a day for giving thanks, two days for getting deals. Why shouldn't there be a day for giving back?"

-Henry Timms, one of the founders of #GivingTuesday

 We had Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, all getting us in the mood for the holidays. Today shifts the focus from getting to giving. It is the day to give back, to give to the wider community. #GivingTuesday is your chance to jumpstart the good feelings of the holiday by giving a gift to Mercy...


August 8, 2019

Rock the Bot - a celebration of STEM learning - 5:30-8 pm, Red Dunn Kitchen, Porter and Trumbell Streets, Detroit

Did you know that 92% of girls who are exposed to STEM learning by middle school believe that they are smart enough to pursue a  career in STEM? It's true.

MEP encourages girls' emerging passion in STEM and supports their STEM-related endeavors from elementary school into college, and beyond.

Click to get your tickets.

August 5, 2019

Mercy Education Project thanks the more than 900 individual donors, volunteers, event guests, foundations, corporations and community partners that support our students and staff. MEP had another incredible year, with 238 Detroit-area women and girls making huge strides toward their goals. Thank you for your life-changing gifts! Click here for 2018-2019 Corporate and Community Partners. 2018-2019 Tribute, Memorial, and Annual Donors can be found here. Thank you!


August 5, 2019

Detroit's own Mitch Albom and Live in the D! recently showcased Mercy Education Project's Johnnetta Bell and Kathy Ojeda in their studios. Impact100 Metro Detroit also interviewed MEP's Janette Phillips for Bloomfield Cable TV, airing in August.  We were able to showcase what MEP does for its women and girls in education. Click here to watch the Impact100 segment.



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