March 14, 2016

Mercy Education Project is collecting items to create College Survival Kits for our high school seniors to be distributed at the Southwest Detroit College Access Network Commitment Day in May.  Collected items must be delivered to Mercy Education Project by Friday, April 22nd.  If you have any questions please contact Lauren Knill, Development Associate at [email protected] or (313) 963-5881. Download the collection flyer here.


We are collecting:

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March 14, 2016

Through a partnership with Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation (DESC), a Michigan Works! agency, the Work Force One Mobile Unit, a 40-foot, self-contained resource room on wheels equipped with workstations, internet access, AV equipment and more, visited MEP on February 24th to enroll students in Michigan Works! services including onsite job recruitment, job fairs, and community events and trainings. While the Mobile Unit was visiting MEP, it provided our students with an introduction to the services are offered by DESC to help them as they...

March 14, 2016

Mercy Midnight Storm, Mercy Education Project's inaugural Girls Robotics Team, won the Rookie All-Star Award during the first regional competition of the season March 5th-6th at Southfield High School in Southfield, Michigan. This automatically qualifies the team to present at the State Championship in Grand Rapids, Michigan April 13th-15th.

Read more about MEP's team and the rise in female robotics teams in last week’s article from the Detroit Free Press.

March 14, 2016

At the upcoming 10th Annual Doorway to the Future Dinner & Auction on Thursday, April 14th at the Ford Motor Company Conference & Event Center in Dearborn, Mercy Education Project will honor this year’s PHD Honorees, JoAnn Chávez and Elizabeth “Betty” Brooks.


JoAnn Chávez, Vice President and Chief Tax Officer, DTE Energy

JoAnn Chávez is vice president and chief tax officer for DTE Energy. Chávez has over 25 years of tax experience in the areas of tax accounting, controversy, risk management...

February 2, 2016

The second semester of the Women’s Educational Services Program began in late January with 59 returning and 11 new students.  One new dimension our women students will experience are monthly Lunch & Learns that bring supportive programs to MEP.  On January 25th, our students heard from a counselor at Michigan Rehabilitation Services who advised on the programs available to people with a broad spectrum of disabilities including chronic illness.

Another new dimension we are excited to incorporate is use of the GAIN test to measure student progress, rather than the TABE test we had used for several years....

January 29, 2016

How would you like to win your friends’ and colleagues’ undying gratitude? 

Table Captaining is a wonderful new way to steward potential friends, partners, donors and volunteers to Mercy Education Project’s vital mission of supporting at-risk girls and low-income women seeking better futures.  MEP’s 10th Annual Doorway to the Future Dinner & Auction will take place on Thursday, April 14th at the Ford Motor Company Conference & Event Center in Greenfield Village, Dearborn.  Anyone who has attended past dinners knows that this event brings...

January 13, 2016

10th Annual Doorway to the Future Dinner & Auction – April 14th 2016 at Ford Conference and Event Center


We are eagerly anticipating the tenth anniversary of our annual Doorway to the Future Dinner & Auction as it represents a milestone in this spirit-filled gathering of sponsors, donors, partners, volunteers and other supporters of the Mercy Education Project mission.  The 10th Annual Doorway to the Future Dinner & Auction will take place on Thursday, April 14th beginning at 5:30 PM at the...

January 13, 2016

We are so grateful to the more than 230 donors who responded to our year-end appeal to benefit college and career programming for the women and girls we serve at Mercy Education Project. 

We welcome many new donors into the MEP Circle of Support and appreciate the continuing support of many others of you who came through with such compassion and commitment to our mission. Because of dear friends like you, disadvantaged women and girls are able to gain the skills and support needed to achieve their educational dreams and goals.

As we look towards 2016, MEP aims to grow our programs to better meet the needs of the girls, women...

December 29, 2015

Here at MEP, the objective of the College and Career Ready curriculum is for our students to take the next step from their GED to professional pursuits. The women come from diverse backgrounds and may be very unfamiliar with the career planning process. The goal-setting theory applies to people who come from all walks of life, whether it’s the CEO from a Fortune 500 company or a woman coming from low socioeconomic background who’s working to achieve her diploma. I am still getting to know these ladies, so I was curious about what some of their personal goals may be. With the New Year around the corner, I thought it would be a...

December 22, 2015

Thank you to all the sponsors and donors who helped Mercy Education Project's Holiday Giving Programs this holiday season. 

The Girls' After...



Media inquiries, please contact:

Susan Bresler
Director of Development & Marketing
Mercy Education Project

1450 Howard Street
Detroit, MI 48216
Phone:  (313) 963-5881
Fax:  (313) 963-0209
Email: [email protected]

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Here are some recent comments from community members, volunteers, students and others who are commenting on Mercy Education Project.

"There is no more important work being done than that of Mercy Education Project, which is helping to craft the lives of future women leaders. I am so proud to be a part of its mission and purpose. MEP deserves the support of the entire state."

Rochelle Riley, Columnist and Author
Detroit Free Press

"We can't support every good cause, but Mercy Education Project achieves such profound academic results within its small budget …its programs must be sustained.  Too many young girls and women are in need of MEP’s services – they are counting on us.”

Denise Starr, Director of Human Resources
City of Detroit