Mercy Education Project is passionate about opening doors of opportunity through education to over 250 girls and women in Southwest Detroit every year.

    MEP provides intensive, one-on-one tutoring, college readiness, STEM summer camp, GED prep, workforce development, transportation and childcare assistance - guiding our students toward academic excellence and a fulfilling life post-MEP programs.


    Our outcomes

    • All women make significant yearly progress, with most improving by at least two grade levels annually.
    • All women's test scores exceed the State of Michigan published benchmarks, exceeding by 20% to 80% depending on the test and the woman's EFL level.
    • 100% of 2nd to 12th grade girls improve, on average, at least one grade level or more for every semester of tutoring.
    • 100% of MEP high school senior girls are accepted into one or more colleges of their choosing.
    • In 2019 14 MEP women earned their GED and 15 high school seniors graduated.
    • 60% of GED graduates report they have gone on to college, employment, and/or job training.
    • In 2o20, MEP and the Verizon Foundation announced a new partnership to provide digital literacy programs to the southwest Detroit community and MEP students.

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    February 21, 2020

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    Verizon Awards MEP Digital Literacy Grant

    02/05/20: MEP and the Verizon Foundation announced a new partnership to provide digital literacy programs to the southwest Detroit community and to Mercy Ed’s students. Verizon awarded $100,000 toward this new, two-year effort to provide digital literacy courses at the MEP offices and to extend the internet and provide computers to the homes of MEP’s 150+ students.


    Mr. Tupac Hunter, Local Government Affairs & Community Engagement Manager, presented the check to Ms. Heidi Raubenolt, Executive Director of MEP. Click here for the full story.



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    Cancelled: 14th Annual Doorway Dinner

    Consistent with the guidance from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), CDC and our Governor's recommendations, it is with a heavy heart that MEP announces our decision to cancel the Doorway to the Future Dinner scheduled for March 26, 2020. At this time, we are not planning to reschedule the event.

    Questions about sponsorships and ticket sales can be directed to Janette Phillips, Director of Development and Major Gifts, at [email protected].


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