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Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport, Inc

Listing Last Update: September 17, 2020

Location

637 Park Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06604
www.mercylearningcenter.org

Primary Contact

Jane Ferreira

(203) 334-6699

info@mercylearningcenter.org

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Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To help my child learn
  • To study for my high school equivalency exam
  • To learn English
  • To improve my math skills
  • To improve my technology skills

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer
  • Family literacy program

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Program Overview


Mission Statement

Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport, Inc. (MLC) provides basic literacy and life skills training to low-income women using a holistic approach within a ompassionate, supportive environment. All women are welcome without regard for race, religion, color, creed, sexual orientation or national origin.

MLC was founded in 1987 on the premise that one of the best ways to help families overcome poverty and succeed is to
educate women and mothers. Rooted in this multigenerational approach, the motto of Mercy Learning Center is "Educate a woman… Educate a family." Since its founding, MLC has educated and empowered over 12,000 women.

Hours of operation: 8 am to 5 pm; Monday-Friday

Cost info: Free

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

Jay,a longtime Mercy Learning Center tutor, stated, "The students here are incredibly impressive. They identify their goals; they show up; they do the work; they make no excuses; they have no sense of entitlement. I tell my students: 'You speak English far better than I speak Spanish, Chinese or Arabic.' They laugh. I hope they recognize at least a little bit that we teach each other and learn from each other."

Program Status:
Active