Our approach

    Mercy Education Project provides a caring, supportive learning environment for low-income women and girls who have experienced educational challenges. Our intensive, curriculum-based tutoring and small classrooms approach improves outcomes and helps girls and women become confident, more hopeful and better equipped for success in school and in life.

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    Our outcomes

    • More than 90% of the women who complete our program pass the GED.
    • An average of 80% of our GED graduates have gone on to college, employment or job training programs.
    • 1st to 12th grade girls improve, on average, at least one grade level or more for every two semesters of tutoring.

    Faces of mercy

    Meet Maria

    Maria Diaz, 34, has progressed from 3rd grade reading level to the GED level in just two years at Mercy Education Project. With a husband and five boys, she has her hands full...

    Meet Alicia

    I came to Mercy Education Project in November. I only completed sixth grade in school and I know that, with my GED, I will have the opportunity to advance... Read more >>

    Crain's Best-Managed Nonprofit

    Mercy Education Project receives the 2013 "Best-Managed Nonprofit" award by Crain's Detroit Business. Read more >>

    Watch this video from our 9th Annual Doorway to the Future Dinner & Auction to learn more about our program.


    News & Blog

    November 22, 2015
    October 23, 2015

    Now through Friday, December 11th, Mercy Education Project will...

    PROspective Students

    After-school Tutoring

    Girls in grades 1-12 who live/attend school in Southwest Detroit may apply.  Please call (313) 963-5881 to be added to the wait list.

    GED / Adult Education / Adult Literacy

    The Fall term begins  Monday, September 14th.  Orientation for the next enrollment period will take place on Monday, October 26th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  Please bring picture ID, proof of income and $25 enrollment fee (onsite enrollment at MEP offers a discounted enrollment fee of $15).  For more information, please call us at  (313) 963-5881.

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    2015 Holiday Gift Giving Collection

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    Upcoming "Come and See MEP" Dates

    Tues., Dec. 1st, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

     To reserve a seat or for more information, contact Mary Madigan at 313-963-5881 or at mmadigan@mercyed.net 


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