Mercy Education Project is passionate about opening doors of opportunity through education to over 250 girls and women in Southwest Detroit every year.

    MEP provides intensive, one-on-one tutoring, college readiness, STEM summer camp, GED prep, workforce development, transportation and childcare assistance - guiding our students toward academic excellence and a fulfilling life post-MEP programs.


    Our outcomes

    • All women make significant yearly progress, with most improving by at least two grade levels annually.
    • All women's test scores exceed the State of Michigan published benchmarks, exceeding by 20% to 80% depending on the test and the woman's EFL level.
    • 100% of 2nd to 12th grade girls improve, on average, at least one grade level or more for every semester of tutoring.
    • 100% of MEP high school senior girls are accepted into one or more colleges of their choosing.
    • In 2019 14 MEP women earned their GED and 15 high school seniors graduated.
    • 60% of GED graduates report they have gone on to college, employment, and/or job training.
    • In 2o20, MEP and the Verizon Foundation announced a new partnership to provide digital literacy programs to the southwest Detroit community and MEP students.

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    Verizon Awards MEP Digital Literacy Grant

    02/05/20: MEP and the Verizon Foundation announced a new partnership to provide digital literacy programs to the southwest Detroit community and to Mercy Ed’s students. Verizon awarded $100,000 toward this new, two-year effort to provide digital literacy courses at the MEP offices and to extend the internet and provide computers to the homes of MEP’s 150+ students.


    Mr. Tupac Hunter, Local Government Affairs & Community Engagement Manager, presented the check to Ms. Heidi Raubenolt, Executive Director of MEP. Click here for the full story.



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    mep virtual silent auction april 13-15, 8 pm close

    MEP students are transitioning to online, remote learning, and you can now support this digital move, help create new normals, and celebrate MEP women and girls.

    We miss you terribly! Starting on April 13th, you can have your own MEP party, by taking a seat at our Digital Doorway!  Order local takeout, Zoom friends and family, and bid on prizes you can enjoy, after being a social distancing pro!

    As Detroit continues to be a hot spot for this virus, our students need you, more than ever. By bidding on over 50 amazing auction prizes, you can help an entire family of MEP girls maintain grade level for the next school year. Your winning bids could help a woman finish her GED studies, reading to pass the exam, as soon as teching facilities reopen.

    In the end, we can't do this without YOU. Please know that every bit counts. We hope our virtual event adds a little joy and fun to your week.


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