March 14, 2016

Mercy Midnight Storm, Mercy Education Project's inaugural All-Girls Robotics Team, has distinguished itself as a hard-working, foucsed group of young women who are passionate about the world of robotics and are eager to share their enthusiasm with anyone with an interest. They have mentored and supported other new teams and are preparing once more for the upcoming FIRST Roboitcs competetion to begin in early 2018! 

Read more about MEP's team and the rise in female robotics teams in this article from the...

March 14, 2016

At the upcoming 10th Annual Doorway to the Future Dinner & Auction on Thursday, April 14th at the Ford Motor Company Conference & Event Center in Dearborn, Mercy Education Project will honor this year’s PHD Honorees, JoAnn Chávez and Elizabeth “Betty” Brooks.


JoAnn Chávez, Vice President and Chief Tax Officer, DTE Energy

JoAnn Chávez is vice president and chief tax officer for DTE Energy. Chávez has over 25 years of tax experience in the areas of tax accounting, controversy, risk management...

February 2, 2016

The second semester of the Women’s Educational Services Program began in late January with 59 returning and 11 new students.  One new dimension our women students will experience are monthly Lunch & Learns that bring supportive programs to MEP.  On January 25th, our students heard from a counselor at Michigan Rehabilitation Services who advised on the programs available to people with a broad spectrum of disabilities including chronic illness.

Another new dimension we are excited to incorporate is use of the GAIN test to measure student progress, rather than the TABE test we had used for several years....

January 29, 2016

How would you like to win your friends’ and colleagues’ undying gratitude? 

Table Captaining is a wonderful new way to steward potential friends, partners, donors and volunteers to Mercy Education Project’s vital mission of supporting at-risk girls and low-income women seeking better futures.  MEP’s 10th Annual Doorway to the Future Dinner & Auction will take place on Thursday, April 14th at the Ford Motor Company Conference & Event Center in Greenfield Village, Dearborn.  Anyone who has attended past dinners knows that this event brings...

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!



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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