MERCY LEARNING CENTER OF BRIDGEPORT INCORPORATED

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Education, Job Training, Women

Location: 637 Park Ave Bridgeport CT 06604 USA

Mission: Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport, Inc. provides basic literacy and life skills training to low-income women using a holistic approach within a compassionate, supportive environment. All women are welcome without regard for race, religion, color, creed, sexual orientation or national origin. The Mercy Learning Center President, Board of Directors, staff, volunteers and students work as a team in an open and inclusive manner, appreciating the dignity, integrity and power in each other.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been tutoring at Mercy for 8 years. Each of my students has come from a different background with different complications in their lives. Each has found themselves, later in life, serious about getting the education that they found unnecessary earlier. They came back with a renewed, mature and unwavering desire to learn. Sometimes they have had to overcome incredible obstacles just to come to class. At times I have seen an almost physical transformation with my students. They gain confidence, stand straighter, look you in the eye, and raise their life objectives. It is amazing and gratifying to be able to be a part of this process.

I have also served on the board of Mercy for 6 years and have held positions as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance and Audit Committees. My background is in corporate finance and I know how a good organization should be run. I can tell you that Mercy is incredibly well run, organized, financially sound, thoughtful and caring. I have every reason to believe Mercy will be around for the next 100 years, doing everything they can do to reduce the need for the long lines that they experience on registration day every fall.

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with Mercy Learning Center for the last nine years, first and ongoing as a tutor, and then additionally as a Board member, treasurer and committee member. In these varied capacities I feel I have gotten to know very well the organization, its leadership and its work. As a tutor I meet twice a week with a student, teachering her English, math and writing. This is the most rewarding volunteer work I have ever been engaged it. It's very gratifying to help someone one on one and to see my student advance. And it's very inspirational to get to know the students who are working so very hard to improve their and their families lives, coming to school while juggling jobs and family responsibilities. The organization is stellar, very well run with a hardworking and compassionate staff dedicated to the mission of educating and empowering women. They treat each woman with respect and offer the students a welcoming, safe place to learn. As the former treasurer I know that Mercy is very well run financially. Expenditures are well thought out, planned for and controlled. This year Mercy is undertaking some long-planned and much needed expansion of its building so that it can serve even more students.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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