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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    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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    Learn key digital technologies that transfer to the workplace!  Register for the free, virtual summer classes offered by the Verizon/Mercy Education Project Digital Opportunity Learning Lab.

    See the flyer below with key details.  June 24th - Zoom Videoconferencing.  July 24th - Google Classroom for Parents. August 24th - Computer Basics to be held in MEP Computer Lab.

    Click here to register today - Space is limited.

    honoring you, sharing the love


    You have always cared about MEP, believed in our mission and impact, and provided us with the financial support to make everything possible. We deeply thank you and ask for your continued support of MEP. This year, our spring celebrations will need to be honored in creative ways. Use your "Share the Love" cards for graduations, weddings, birthdays, and Father's Day to tell someone you are especially thankful for them and hope they are doing well.

    Extend the love you have for family and friends to the women and girls of Detroit. Your caring tribute gift to the "Honoring you, Sharing the Love" event helps women and girls turn their lives around!

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