Mercy Education Project

1450 Howard St., Detroit, MI 48216
Phone: (313) 963-5881

Office hours: 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday


Adult Literacy Programs:  

  • GED preparation and adult basic education classes are provided through Mercy Education Project’s Women’s Educational Services program
  • Instruction is provided through a combination of classes, tutoring and independent work
  • Integrated computer literacy training is provided
  • Employability and life skills trainings are offered
  • Eligible learners are women age 18 and over

Classes are held Monday – Thursday from 9am to 1:30pm. Lunch is provided; transportation and child care are available to southwest Detroit residents.  See: for more information.

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To enroll in the program, please come to Mercy Education Project between 9am and 1pm Monday – Thursday to complete a registration form.  There is a $25 registration fee. You may contact Mercy Education Project at (313) 963-5881 or email Mary Madigan at for more information.


Mission Statement:

Mercy Education Project’s mission is to provide educational opportunities, life skills development and cultural enrichment for women and girls who have limited access to resources in order to enable them to improve the quality of their lives.

Mercy Education Project (MEP) was founded by the Sisters of Mercy of Detroit, in 1992, to provide tutoring for economically disadvantaged girls in southwest Detroit. Today, Mercy Education Project offers a spectrum of programs to serve the remedial educational needs of over 300 at-risk girls and women in Detroit. For more information, please visit:


Other Programs Offered:  

  • After-school tutoring for girls from southwest Detroit in grades 1 – 12
  • Emerging Leaders summer program for girls from southwest Detroit in grades 6 – 9
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