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April 2012  
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What's New

Doorway to the Future Dinner

Rotary honors MEP donor, tutor

High school girls serve breakfast and the community

WISDOM shares stories across faiths

It sounds icky, but...

Connect with MEP online


What You Can Do

MEP relies on the generosity of friends and donors to keep our organization working. If you--or your church, investment club or social organization--have the resources to contribute any other items on our complete wish list, please contact us!


Come and See MEP

See the good work Mercy Education Project is doing and learn how you can help open the door to a brighter future for girls and women in Detroit. Join us for a one-hour Come and See MEP event on:

  • Wednesday, May 30, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at MEP
  • Thursday, May 31, 9:00-10:00 a.m. at MEP

RSVP to Lisa Fuller at 313-963-5881 or

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Doorway to the Future Dinner

Mercy Education Project’s annual Doorway to doorway photothe Future Dinner  at the Detroit Institute of Arts is sold out!

Thank you again for helping to make this year’s dinner a success.  Please continue to watch our website for other 20th Anniversary activities and let us know if you would like to participate in any of them.  

The Women’s Program graduation will take place Friday, June 15, 2012 from 6:00 -7:00 p.m. at Mercy Education Project.  RSVP to Lisa Fuller if you would like to attend (no charge).


Rotary honors MEP donor, tutor

Armetta Rogers, Beth Beson,
and Sr. Maureen Mulcrone

In its first-ever awards, the Detroit-Windsor International Rotary literacy initiative honored MEP women’s tutor Aremetta Rodgers and MEP donor Beth A. Beson for their support of adult literacy.  Ms. Rodgers, a retired teacher, teaches first-level language arts.  She came to MEP at the invitation of Sister Jeanette Boudreau, IHM, another long-time teacher in the Women’s Program.  Ms. Beson, founder and president of the Conrad Charitable Foundation, is a consistent MEP supporter, who is also involved with both local and international efforts to educate women and children.

High school girls serve breakfast
and the community

high school field trip to UMDearborn5Mercy Education Project high school girls went on a community service field trip to the University of Michigan Dearborn to help at Pancakes for the Planet—a pancake breakfast benefiting the Environmental Interpretive Center on campus, which the girls also visited. high school field trip to UMDearborn2

The girls had a great time making pancakes, serving guests, and painting faces for the children.  Paired with college students, the MEP girls were also able to learn more about college life—all while volunteering.

WISDOM share friendships across faiths

In April MEP hosted WISDOM (Women’s Interfaith Solutions for Dialogue and Outreach in Metro Detroit) for the Five Women Five Journeys program. A panel of women from Baha’i, Christian, Muslim, Jewish, and Sikh religions spoke about their childhoods, common misunderstandings about their faiths, and stereotyping they face.

MEP adult students especially appreciated learning about the Baha’i belief that girls should be educated over boys in a family—if the family must choose—because girls become mothers who then pass their learning on to their families, and that educating one girl means educating a village.

The presentation linked MEP’s mission of cultural enrichment and women’s education in a friendly and informative event.

It sounds icky, but...

UDM bio

Patricia, Rayanne, and AnnaCelia
with a worm

Think MEP girls don’t like science? Think again! In March, 40 middle school and high school students were treated to a series of biology presentations by students from the University of Detroit Mercy.  The UDM students gave fascinating presentations about digestion, circulation, respiration, and evolution.  Highlights included being able to look at (and even touch!) dissected specimens of flatworms, roundworms, clams, and rats.  The girls not only loved learning more about science and biology, but also about college.

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