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]

November 25, 2015


Every December Fundraiser for Literacy Friday, December 11th, 2015 at 12 p.m. MotorCity Casino Hotel Ballroom

Rochelle Riley's fourth annual Every December Fundraiser  for  Literacy  hosted by Carmen Harlan will honor Mercy Education Project and our efforts in adult literacy in Detroit. For more information visit...

October 23, 2015

Now through Friday, December 11th, Mercy Education Project will be collecting new gifts for the students in our Women's Literacy & GED Program and Girls' After-School Tutoring Program.

Every December Mercy Education Project helps to brighten the holiday season for the women and girls in our programs by hosting gift giving programs.  The gifts provide extra motivation and reward for a successful start to the school year.

Recruit your book club, church group, co-workers or family to collect new gifts  and...

October 8, 2015

Every year Mercy Education Project honors female leaders from across metro Detroit with a P.H.D. Award at the annual Doorway to the Future Dinner & Auction.
MEP's PHD honors the Positive impact, Hard work and Dedication of women who have:

  • achieved professional excellence,
  • demonstrated a commitment to serving others, and
  • inspired women and girls to achieve.

Nominating a woman you know enters you in a drawing to win two tickets to our 10th Annual Doorway to the Future Dinner & Auction...

September 30, 2015


Thank you to the 150 guests who attended the upbeat Irish Music Event this past Sunday organized by Rosa Tinetti, with the charitable donation of Gaelic League concert venue as well as donated musical talents of Inis Ceol and Jam Rocks.  Nearly $4,000 was raised in support of our mission.  Thank you, everyone, for your wonderful support!

August 5, 2015

On July 20th, 2015, MEP was honored to have local television personality Lila Lazarus serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the 22nd Annual Side-by-Side Golf Outing Dinner & Auction. Lazarus had previously served as guest speaker for the Women’s Program 2014 Graduation Ceremony. She described it as an incredibly moving and memorable moment in her career.

Lazarus has worked as an anchor and health reporter for three decades. Her professional accomplishments include covering Nelson Mandela’s inauguration in South Africa and receiving many journalism awards, including multiple Emmys. She has...

June 24, 2015

As has been done on the third Monday in July for the past 22 years, the venerable Side-by-Side Golf Outing at Walnut Creek Country Club on July 20th will bring together supporters of our educational model for at-risk girls and women for friendly competition, sumptuous dinner and auction, exciting games, and comradery on a beautiful world-class golf course.  Several sponsorships and foursomes are still available.  For more information, contact Mary Madigan at 313-963-5881 or to sponsor / register online,...



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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