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Mercy Learning Center

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Immigrants & Refugees
  • Women


637 PARK AVEBRIDGEPORT, CT 06604 United States

Organization Information

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.


MLC is an adult literacy center. The majority of our students are English language learners. Students seek MLC to learn English, and/or earn their high school diploma. MLC offers a variety of flexible programs to meet the needs of our diverse students. Part-time and full-time academic programs are provided at the Center along with support services.

At Mercy Learning Center, women study: English, Math, Science, Social studies, Computers, and life skills
While being supported by: MLC’s Early Childhood Education Program, social services and case management, job and college counseling, enrichment opportunities
Ultimately, women are able to: Earn a high school equivalency diploma, learn job skills, prepare for the U.S. citizenship exam

Mercy Learning Center students represent over 45 different countries of origin. While they are diverse in age and educational ability, all students are undereducated and motivated to learn and achieve. All women who attend MLC have made the courageous decision to empower themselves through education to improve their quality of life.


Would you recommend Mercy Learning Center?
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by Lisa G. (April 6, 2018)
I love tutoring at Mercy. The staff is understanding, knowledgeable and dedicated.Approximately 800 women come to the center to improve the literacy skills. However, it doesn't stop there. Students are able to receive help by a caseworker, social worker, computer teachers and learning specialists. The center focuses on the whole person.Students are appreciative of what is provided at the center and the dedication of the staff. The facility is clean and welcoming. Staff appreciate and respect you. The atmosphere is quite welcoming to a volunteer. Orientation and staff development are offered to volunteers every few months. There are a number of literacy programs for the women who come to Mercy. You can attend full day program or attend tutoring twice a week. As a volunteer, it is rewarding for me to see the the growth in the women who attend Mercy. As a volunteer, Mercy is a learning center that I look forward to going to on the days I volunteer.
by Deborah K. from Atlanta, GA (November 27, 2015)
I liked this agency from the beginning. There was an full day of orientation and a tour of the facility before we started our tutoring. We were able to park right behind the school in a gated area. The staff was friendly, helpful and accessible. In addition, there was ongoing training for tutors as well as various workshops for the students. The students were a joy to work with because they were motivated to learn. If I hadn't moved, I would still be a volunteer there.

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