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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 29, 2018

Consider tutoring for MEP's Girls' Program! 60 minutes, once a week. You pick your day and time slot. Our current survey indicates 100% of our volunteers found this experience "most rewarding and worth the effort."  Click here for details on how to sign up today!

December 21, 2017

Women in the Advanced Adult Basic Education Program participate in networking with local professional women.


At the end of November, two dozen students from Mercy Education Project’s Women’s Educational Services program and more than a dozen local professional women gathered at Henry Ford College in Dearborn for a day of networking and skill building. 

 The event was the capstone to our pilot program “Emerging Professionals,” a five week seminar led by professional consultants Mary Beth Weigel and Janette Philips, in which women from our advanced Adult Basic Education program learned more about who they are and...

December 19, 2017

Jane Kersjes, a self-described “golf-nut” and DTE Energy retiree lives life to the fullest – incorporating an abundance of volunteer activities into her busy life.

This fall she begins her ninth year as a weekly tutor in MEP’s Girls’ After School Tutoring Program. We are so grateful Jane found her way to our tutoring program in 2009 after she read about MEP volunteer opportunities in DTE Energy’s employee newsletter. DTE is a vital partner in MEP’s mission to empower women and girls through education and we are grateful to have a large group of DTE employees who...


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