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January 1, 2020

Technology related workforce development is key to Detroit's ongoing revival. Read all about MEP and Verizon Foundation's partnership in Corp! Magazine. Click here for the full story.

 

February 21, 2020

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1992, MEP is one of Detroit's most established and successful educational programs for women and girls in Detroit. Detroit Catholic highlighted MEP's commitment to the Mercy values of service, justice, human dignity, mercy, and supporting those in need. Click here to read the article.

January 30, 2020

It was another big week for Mercy Education Project! Nine students from our high school College and Career Readiness (CCR) program recently spent an evening celebrating their proposed transportation kiosk submitted to the City:One Project sponsored by Ford Motor Company and administered by the City of Detroit. 

Along with two other great teams, our students will split a $250,000 prize and will build their transportation kiosk in the next 6-8 months. More than 164 project proposals were submitted before the selection committee chose 12 finalists. The twelve...

January 28, 2020

Your support makes this possible! Congratulations to our amazing 2019 Graduates, students and volunteers.  Read all about their successes and determination in MEP's new Annual Report.

August 8, 2019

Rock the Bot - a celebration of STEM learning - 5:30-8 pm, Red Dunn Kitchen, Porter and Trumbell Streets, Detroit

Did you know that 92% of girls who are exposed to STEM learning by middle school believe that they are smart enough to pursue a  career in STEM? It's true.

MEP encourages girls' emerging passion in STEM and supports their STEM-related endeavors from elementary school into college, and beyond.

Click mepgiving.com to get your tickets.

August 5, 2019

Detroit's own Mitch Albom and Live in the D! recently showcased Mercy Education Project's Johnnetta Bell and Kathy Ojeda in their studios. Impact100 Metro Detroit also interviewed MEP's Janette Phillips for Bloomfield Cable TV, airing in August.  We were able to showcase what MEP does for its women and girls in education. Click here to watch the Impact100 segment.

 

August 5, 2019

Mercy Education Project thanks the more than 900 individual donors, volunteers, event guests, foundations, corporations and community partners that support our students and staff. MEP had another incredible year, with 238 Detroit-area women and girls making huge strides toward their goals. Thank you for your life-changing gifts! Click here for 2018-2019 Corporate and Community Partners. 2018-2019 Tribute, Memorial, and Annual Donors can be found here. Thank you!

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September 13, 2018

MEP loves our corporate partners and wants your company to join our team as we open doors for girls and women. Our programs offer a variety of ways in which you can connect with MEP. For more information, please contact Kathy Tanner at [email protected].

August 29, 2018

Consider tutoring for MEP's Girls' Program! 60 minutes, once a week. You pick your day and time slot. Our current survey indicates 100% of our volunteers found this experience "most rewarding and worth the effort."  Click here for details on how to sign up today!

December 21, 2017

Women in the Advanced Adult Basic Education Program participate in networking with local professional women.

 

At the end of November, two dozen students from Mercy Education Project’s Women’s Educational Services program and more than a dozen local professional women gathered at Henry Ford College in Dearborn for a day of networking and skill building. 

 The event was the capstone to our pilot program “Emerging Professionals,” a five week seminar led by professional consultants Mary Beth Weigel and Janette Philips, in which women from our advanced Adult Basic Education program learned more about who they are and...

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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