December 19, 2017

Jane Kersjes, a self-described “golf-nut” and DTE Energy retiree lives life to the fullest – incorporating an abundance of volunteer activities into her busy life.

This fall she begins her ninth year as a weekly tutor in MEP’s Girls’ After School Tutoring Program. We are so grateful Jane found her way to our tutoring program in 2009 after she read about MEP volunteer opportunities in DTE Energy’s employee newsletter. DTE is a vital partner in MEP’s mission to empower women and girls through education and we are grateful to have a large group of DTE employees who...

November 15, 2017

Mercy Education Project's 2016-2017 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].


September 28, 2017

Mercy Education Project commemorates 25th Anniversary with limited edition Pewabic tiles, celebrating the opening of the first House of Mercy in Dublin – 190 years ago.

Mercy Education Project is pleased to commemorate our 25th Anniversary with timeless Pewabic art, designed exclusively for MEP. To celebrate 25 years of opening doorways to brighter futures for girls and women in Detroit through education,...

September 27, 2017

On September 24, 1827 Catherine McAuley opened the first House of Mercy on Baggot Street in Dublin, Ireland.  This week Mercy Education Project celebrates Catherine McAuley, the Sisters of Mercy, and all those who coninue to work hard to...

September 7, 2017

Did you know you could find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram?

We would also love to connect with you on LinkedIn and share our videos with you on Youtube!

Take a minute to follow us on all these platforms and you will never miss a moment from MEP.

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 and Saturday tutoring program of 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.  Enthusiasm for education is a must and training is provided. You identify the best day, subject and tutoring time for you and then we match you up. ...

August 25, 2017

On Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 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...



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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