Educational Institutions

Mercy Education Project

  • Detroit, MI
  • www.mercyed.net

Mission Statement

Mercy Education Project provides educational opportunities, life skills development, and cultural enrichment for women and girls living in the city of Detroit who have limited access to resources to enable them to improve the quality of their lives. The Sisters of Mercy Detroit Regional Community started Mercy Education Project (MEP)in Southwest Detroit, in January 1992, in response to the need for targeted educational services for at risk women and girls in the area.

Main Programs

  1. Women's Educational and Career Development Services
  2. Tutorial and Enrichment Services to Girls
  3. Emerging Leaders
Service Areas

Self-reported

Michigan

Detroit, Michigan with a concentration of services in southwest Detroit

ruling year

1996

Executive Director since 2006

Self-reported

Ms. Amy Amador

Keywords

Self-reported

education, girls, women, tutoring, GED, career, literacy, workforce, mercy, youth

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Also Known As

MEP

EIN

38-3209556

 Number

8042752035

Physical Address

1450 Howard St.

Detroit, MI 48216

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement (B92)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Women's Educational and Career Development Services

The Women's Educational and Career Development Services program improves women's education by providing literacy, adult basic education, GED preparation and selected career development to over 150 low-income women from Detroit. Students attend 18 hours per week and receive academic testing, small group and classroom instruction, tutoring, and a meal. Southwest Detroit residents receive transportation and childcare.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Female Adults

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

None

Budget

Program 2

Tutorial and Enrichment Services to Girls

The After-School Tutorial Program improves girls' education by
providing remedial, curriculum-based, one-to-one after-school tutoring
for over 80 girls in grades 1 through 12 from southwest Detroit. Girls
are tutored 1-2 times per week. Girls receive transportation and a meal
and participate in a structured activity and one hour of tutoring in
reading and/or math from a trained tutor.

The four-week college-based Emerging Leaders summer program provides college and career exploration, academic enrichment, and leadership development for up to 30 girls from southwest Detroit in grades 6-8. Girls attend four days per week and receive transportation, breakfast, lunch,
a snack, and complete a community service project.  The program provides academic enrichment in a college setting, weekly field trips to explore colleges and careers and an overnight trip focused on leadership development.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Female Children ( 5 - 14 years)

Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

Program 3

Emerging Leaders

Emerging Leaders provides middle school age girls an introduction to college and careers, academic enrichment, and leadership development through a four-week summer program held at the University of Detroit Mercy.  The program includes weekly field trips to area colleges and career sites.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Female Children ( 5 - 14 years)

None

None

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Michigan

Detroit, Michigan with a concentration of services in southwest Detroit

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Financials

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MERCY EDUCATION PROJECT
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Mercy Education Project

Leadership

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Executive Director

Ms. Amy Amador

BIO

Amy Amador, MSW has over 19 years of experience in the nonprofit and public sectors in the areas of youth development, social policy, and human services. She earned a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan and a B.S. from the University of Notre Dame.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

David Parr

Allstate (retired)

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