October 22, 2013

The Mercy Education Project (MEP) at 1450 Howard Street, Detroit, MI, has received a $10,000 grant from the Dennis Williams Charity Fund to support its Women's Educational Services Program.

 Dennis Williams, International Union, UAW Secretary-Treasurer, presented the check to Amy Amador, MEP’s Executive Director. Williams was accompanied by Cynthia Estrada, International Union, UAW Vice President, and Amy Loasching, Executive Administrative Assistant to the Secretary-Treasurer UAW.

  “I am grateful for this opportunity to support the good work being done by Mercy Education Project,” Williams commented. “Education is key to...

October 7, 2013

Congratulations to Amy Amador, MEP's Executive Director, on making Crain's 40 Under 40 list. Thanks to Crain's Detroit for recognizing and acknowledging Amy's leadership.

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40 Under 40

October 1, 2013

"Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, with a location in Farmington Hills, has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Mercy Education Project (MEP), 1450 Howard St. in Detroit. The grant will support MEP's Women's Educational Services Program."

Farmington Hills Patch, October 1, 2013

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September 26, 2013

"Detroit’s Mercy Education Project received a $2,750 grant from the Junior League of Detroit and Need Cash Now Loans, LLC for its girls’ tuition and academic support programs.
Among the support programs are the use of laptops by the students and their tutors.
MEP used the money to buy support equipment for the project’s laptops"

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Grosse Pointe News, September 26, 2013


June 26, 2013

AAUW Northville-Novi members make a difference expanding the horizons of middle school girls in MEP's summer Emerging Leaders program.


AAUW members reach out to help Detroit girls, women succeed

Hometown Life, Observer & Eccentric,  June 26, 2013

The Mercy Education Project, a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Mercy, is based in southwest Detroit but has ties to Northville-Novi.

“The AAUW of Northville-Novi is a very good friend of Mercy Education Project,” said Sister Maureen Mulcrone, RSM, director of Development & Marketing for the Mercy Education Project. She referred to the local branch of the American Association of University Women, which works toward...

June 13, 2013

Amy Amador, MEP’s Executive Director, received The Kathy Wendler Leadership  Award, named for Southwest Detroit Business Association (SDBA) President Kathy Wendler, which recognizes an individual in southwest Detroit who has displayed exceptional leadership for change.  This award was given at the SDBA Community Breakfast held June 13, 2013 at the IBEW Local 58 in Detroit.

May 19, 2013

 Watch an interview with Amy Amador, Executive Director of Mercy Education Project, by Rob Stone of WYCD 99.5 on CW50 "Street Beat."



March 15, 2013

Amy Amador

WXYZ Detroit 2020 names Executive Director, Amy Amador, as "Person of the Week."

"The Mercy Education Project has been opening the door to a brighter future for women and girls for more than twenty years.

And its leader is Detroit 2020’s Person of the Week.

What’s taking place in this building is changing lives. The atmosphere is caring and supportive. And it’s the perfect fit for these women.

“It really is an opportunity to escape poverty and to really improve their lives,” Mercy Education Project Executive Director Amy Amador told Detroit 2020.


October 8, 2012

In Loving Memory of Sister Theresa Blaquiere, R.S.M.  Theresa Blaquiere, RSM

The board and staff of Mercy Education Project remember Sister Theresa Blaquiere, R.S.M. who passed away October 5, 2012.  Sister Theresa served on the Board of Mercy Education Project for the past nine years and served as the Chair of the Board for the past seven years.  She was beloved by all and will be missed greatly.

Sister Theresa was a strong and vibrant leader who helped to grow Mercy Education Project in many ways.  She had a deep concern for the women and girls served by the organization.  In addition to her...

July 17, 2012

'Emerging Leaders' program preps young girls for future success

From their home base on the second floor of the Commerce and Finance Building at University of Detroit Mercy, 33 sixth- to eighth-grade girls are learning the ins and outs of college life, exploring careers that might match their interests and personality, and seeing firsthand what real success and happiness looks like for educated women who have fulfilling, well-paying careers. 

These young girls are part of Mercy Education Project’s Emerging Leaders program, a four-week program that runs for the entire month of July, helping girls who live in southwest Detroit learn about college and careers. 




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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