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ORGANIZATION: Mercy Learning Center

  • 74 people are interested
Tutoring at MLC

Volunteers are at the heart of our mission and operations. Mercy Learning Center welcomes over 450 volunteers of all ages, genders and backgrounds to the center each year. These individuals help to provide holistic, compassionate literacy and life skills education to low-income women and their children. Volunteers bring a diversity of talents and backgrounds that make our programs both dynamic and effective.

At MLC, volunteers help with...

  • Tutoring
  • Computer instruction
  • Childcare
  • Food and diaper drives
  • Fundraising events
  • And more!

Join us! At MLC, you can volunteer to be a...

Tutor: Tutoring at Mercy Learning Center is a flexible and fulfilling volunteer opportunity. No experience is necessary and we will support you with formal training, ongoing workshops, and one-on-one assistance. The schedule is flexible and the commitment is only four hours per week.

New tutor training workshops will take place in August, September and January. Please call Mercy Learning Center one month prior to sign up for a tutor training session. However, call and see if there is a spot available now!

All trainings are from 9:00am-3:00pm (However with COVID they are online)

To learn more about tutoring at MLC, contact Amy Rivera 203-334-6699 or amy.rivera@mercylearningcenter.org.

Computer Lab Aid: Help the women at Mercy Learning Center to develop critical computer skills, including Microsoft Office, language software, web searches and other online tools. The schedule is flexible. The commitment is 2-3 hours a week and only basic computer knowledge is required.

Child Care Aid: Mercy Learning Center has a fully-licensed childcare facility for the infants, toddlers and preschool-aged children of our students. If you love to play with, read to, or simply cradle and comfort young children, come help out in one of our three childcare rooms for 2-3 hours each week.

Or volunteer in another way, such as providing:

  • Professional services (legal, medical, dental, therapeutic-English & Spanish speaking opportunities, interview practice, etc.)
  • Enrichment opportunities (music, yoga, art, knitting, etc.)
  • Administrative/office support and help with facilities maintenance/repairs/gardening
  • Event/fundraising support by joining a committee

Volunteering happens on-site at Mercy Learning Center between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday (with the exception of some event committee activities).

To explore your volunteer options, contact Nora Jinishian, the volunteer coordinator, at 203-334-6699 or nora.jinishian@mercylearningcenter.org.

"Every time I walk through the doors of Mercy Learning Center, my heart lifts."
- Prill, Volunteer

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About Mercy Learning Center



Mission Statement

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.


In 1987, Mercy Learning Center opened its doors to low-income, undereducated, marginalized women in the Bridgeport community. From the beginning, the goal has been to break the intergenerational pattern of poverty and illiteracy through education and empowerment.

MLC reaches this goal through these defined objectives:

  • to facilitate a community-based, holistic, women’s educational program fostering undereducated (without a high school diploma) females into confident and competent women.
  • to improve literacy skills (including: health literacy, employment skills, financial literacy, and STEM) for women of the Bridgeport community with the goal to broaden their employment opportunities.
  • to improve the status of women and increase female involvement; both as learners, teachers, organizers and responsible citizens of their own communities.

Central to MLC’s mission and motto (Educate a woman...Educate a family) is the belief that women who learn to read and write, not only, gain self-esteem, become self-sufficient, and reach their full potential as: a parent, an employee and a community member, but, literacy also has a lasting effect on their children’s education. The National Institutes of Health reiterates this belief, "...programs designed to improve maternal literacy skills has a direct effect on the child’s academic success."


Education & Literacy
Education & Literacy, Employment, Women


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Mercy Learning Center637 Park AvenueBridgeport, CT 06604



  • Tutoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education
  • Reading / Writing


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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