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...

December 16, 2015

The girls we serve in after-school tutoring, Spring Break College Camp, ACT Prep, Robotics and the Emerging Leaders Middle School College Exploration Camp (pictured here) come to us most often as the first in their families to aim for college, often times from households where English is not the primary language, and at least six months behind in their grade level.  Here, with individualized, remedial curriculum and trained and caring tutors, they have a great shot at college and rewarding futures.  You can support them by making a donation to Mercy Education Project.  Just click the green Donate Now button above...

December 10, 2015

Mercy Education Project would like to recognize and congratulate some of our students who have recently passed sections of the GED, including three students who all passed the Social Studies section in the same week!

Thank you to the staff, instructors, tutors and volunteers who have helped our students gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed.

Congratulations to all of our students that have passed sections of the GED this semester!

December 8, 2015

Check your mailboxes, MEP’s 2014-2015 Annual Report is on its way to you! We worked with Diana Jacokes, Mercy High School Alumna and owner of Jacokes Communications, to redesign the report in a new magazine style suitable for broader distribution. We are excited to share it with all of our supporters.  If you haven’t received your copy yet, you can check out the digital version here.

December 8, 2015

On Tuesday, December 1st Mercy Education Project was honored at the 2015 Shefferly Consulting Annual Holiday Benefit honoring UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada at the Casino on Belle Isle.  The event helped to support Mercy Education Project and our programs for Women and Girls in Detroit. We are most grateful for the extraordinary support we have received from UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada and the UAW membership over the years and with this event, grateful to make new friends in UAW healthcare vendors as well as Colleen Shefferly, President of Shefferly Consulting.  Thank you all!

December 8, 2015

Please check your mailbox for this year’s holiday appeal that seeks your support for our college and career programming.  Our donors provide vital support for the lights, materials, transportation, childcare and instructors that make our unique model of girls’ and women’s remedial education possible. Check out the Donate Now button on our website or simply mail in your donation by December 31st.  Thank you so much for your charitable support in the past and bless you for your continuing support.  If you’re a new donor, welcome to the Mercy Education Project Circle of Support!...

December 8, 2015

Adult students at Mercy Education Project receive an intensive GED program and are able to participate in an annual Holiday Shop that provides new, unwrapped gifts for their families as a reward for good attendance.  This year’s Holiday Shop will take place next Thursday, December 17th.  Gift items are still being accepted – please consider asking your book club, women’s group, office mates, or church to support this effort.  For more information, please phone Mary E. Madigan, Director of Development & Marketing, at 313-963-5881 or email her at [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.


"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