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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.


December 2012

Mercy Education Project celebrates our Holiday Family Night on December 8th from 4:30 to 6:30pm  with the families of girls in our Literacy and Life Skills tutoring program.  We give thanks to Ernst and Young and the E&Y employees, especially members of the E&Y Professional Women's Network, for sponsoring this Holiday Family Night for the 6th year in a row!

September 2012

An Afternoon of Irish Music!

 Do you enjoy Irish music? Would you like to have fun while supporting educational programs for women and girls? 

 Come to a benefit for Mercy Education Project where traditional Irish music will be performed by House Party, Inis Ceol, and JamRocks! 


May 2012

May 10, 2012 – Detroit, MI – On Thursday, May 10th, Mercy Education Project celebrated 20 years of commitment to the education of girls and women at its 6th annual Doorway to the Future Dinner held at the Detroit Institute of Arts. 

PHD Awards were given to Terry Barclay, President and Chief Executive Officer, Inforum and Linda Forte, Sr. Vice President, Business Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer, Comerica Bank.



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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