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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...

August 18, 2017

Help the women and girls of Mercy Education Project (MEP) start the school year off on the right foot; donate the supplies they’ll need to MEP!

Now through September 8th, Mercy Education Project is collecting NEW school supplies for our students.  We will welcome approximately  200 women and girls into our educational programs this fall.  Donate on your own or organize a collection with your book club, church, or community group!

 

Our students are in need of:

  • Backpacks for students in...
August 10, 2017

The Staff and Board of Mercy Education Project  Invite You to the 2017 Women's Program Graduation

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 5:45-7:30PM

We are pleased to honor the 2017 graduating class of Mercy Education Project (MEP.) Your steadfast support of MEP has made this day possible for the women who have worked hard to realize their dream of earning a GED.

Please join us to celebrate their sucess and your generosity and compassion.  The ceremony will begin promptly at 6pm, featuring guest speaker JoAnn Chavez, Vice President Legal & Chief Tax Officer at DTE...

December 14, 2016

Mercy Education Project's 2015-2016 Annual Report is now availble.  Click on the picture below to read stories and news of your gifts at work.

 

If you prefer to have a print copy mailed to you, please contact Lauren at 313-963-5881 or [email protected].

August 18, 2016

Now through the end of September, Mercy Education Project is collecting new school supplies for our students.  Donate on your own or organize a collection with your book club, church, or community group!

 
We are looking for:

 · Full Size Backpacks

· Pencil Pouches

· Mechanical Pencils

· Pocket Folders

· Highlighters

· Crayons

· Markers

· Sharpies (All Colors)

...
August 16, 2016

On August 8th the staff of MEP sadly said goodbye to Louise Tessier, this year's full-time volunteer from the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.  A graduate of the University of Delaware, Louise came to MEP from Philadelphia and spent the past year working full-time in the Women’s Program as a math and social studies teacher.  After a month long hike in the Smokey Mountains, Louise plans to travel  to England before pursuing a career in education.

Mercy Education Project would like to thank Louise for her talented and dedicated service and wish her much success in her future endeavors. Thank you Louise for being an integral...

July 28, 2016

 

Amy Amador steps down as Executive Director of the Mercy Education Project and MEP names Kathryn Tanner as new ED.

After ten years of dedicated service, Amy Amador announced her intentions to step down as Executive Director of the Mercy Education Project. Following an executive search, Mercy Education Project is pleased to name Kathryn Tanner as Executive Director effective July 14, 2016.

“Amy has done tremendous work in growing Mercy Education Project’s programs, organizational...

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Mercy Education Project

1450 Howard Street
Detroit, MI 48216
Phone:  (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