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October 2, 2011

Robin Erb and John Gallagher | Detroit Free Press

On a personal level, the stories of people who can't read are of humiliation and frustration, of opportunities lost and secrets kept.

On a larger scale, Michigan's literacy issue is about losing hold of the future: losses in workers' earning potential, an eroded tax base, a drain on social services and higher health care costs.

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October 2, 2011

By: Chuck Stokes

WXYZ-TV Detroit - It's a quiet crisis sweeping metro Detroit.  What is it and why has an ambitious community effort been put together to fight it?  And also on Spotlight, why are three broadcasting veterans teaming up for a new radio show?  The answers will be revealed Sunday, October 2, on Spotlight on the News when host Chuck Stokes interviews Free Press Publisher Paul Anger, Rev. Georgia Hill of Plymouth United Church of Christ, Bill Bonds, Rich Fisher, and Rachel Nevada. Tune in at 9:30 am...

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August 24, 2011

Rachel Perez | The Michigan Catholic

Detroit — You wouldn’t it know from looking at the Mercy Education Project’s unsuspecting brick building in southwest Detroit — but there’s a story of educational magic that happens within its walls.

The Mercy Education Project (MEP) — which offers after school tutoring for girls and a GED program for women — has been enriching lives since 1992...

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March 20, 2011
Observer & Eccentric
Written by Julie Brown

Sister Maureen Mulcrone and colleague Amy Amador, a social worker, brought an important message to Plymouth March 15.

The women run the Mercy Education Project, based in Detroit's Corktown and serving girls and women of southwest Detroit. Sister Mulcrone, a Sister of Mercy, told of Melissa, who dropped out in ninth grade, as she spoke to Plymouth A.M. Rotarians.

“She had a child and then she had another child,” Sister Mulcrone said. Embarrassment came when Melissa couldn't help her children with schoolwork.

“We taught this girl that her mom could also get help at Mercy Education Project,” she said.

Felicia came from an abusive home and ran away. She...

May 1, 2011

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 GEDs, 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.

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July 21, 2011
The Detroit News
NEAL RUBIN

Anna Koskiewicz wants to be a psychologist and run an animal shelter and open an international buffet.

She's at that point a lot of kids reach about the time they learn to drive, when the world is a smorgasbord of possibilities and the options are so inviting they want to try them all.

She's different, though. She's 26, and she knows from gritty experience that there are more closed doors than open ones. But she has two things going for her now that she never had before:

A GED, and hope.

She gives thanks for both to the Mercy Education Project, a nonprofit founded by the Sisters of Mercy almost 20 years...

May 29, 2011
AnnArbor.com

The money collected from competing artists will be donated to Mercy Education Project, a non-profit organization located in Detroit that provides assistance...

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May 15, 2010

DETROIT, MI (May 15, 2010) – Sometimes we miss miracles. We look for moved mountains and flashes of lightning when miracles actually happen quietly, right under our noses. I met two miracles at the Doorway to the Future dinner sponsored by the Mercy Education Project.

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January 12, 2010

DETROIT, MI (January 12, 2010) – Charter One and WXYZ-TV 7 announce Mercy Education Project as the 2010 Champions in Action® winner in Michigan in the area of workforce development. As the beneficiary of this award, Mercy Education Project will receive a $25,000 grant, public relations and volunteer support.

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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