Doorway To The Future

DETROIT (WWJ) - The Mercy Education Project will hold its annual fundraiser ”Doorway to the Future” dinner at the Compuware Building in Detroit on May 5th.

WWJ Newsradio 950′s Marie Osborne tells us more about the organization dedicated to changing the lives of young women in Detroit.

“Eighty percent of the women who complete our program, get the GED, will go on to college, job placement or full employment,” says Amy Amador-Executive Director of the Mercy Education Project.

The project works with women who want to get their GED’s, young girls who need tutoring, or women who are transitioning out of prison. Amador says there has been about a 44% increase in the number of women seeking help this year.

“Well, education is the key to having self-sufficiency,” Amador says.

For ticket information click on their website or call (313) 963-5881.

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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