Virtual: Supporting the Women of The Mercy Learning Center - ONGOING

Sponsoring Yale Group: 
Yale Club of New Haven
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Mercy Learning Center’s mission is to provide literacy and life skills training to low income women in Bridgeport, CT. The staff serves over 1,000 women per year, from over 50 countries of origin, and teaches English, Math, Science, Social Studies/Civics and computing/technology to prepare students for High School Equivalency diplomas, U.S. Citizenship exams, job interviews and college careers. MLC also offers social services, counseling, food and diaper assistance, childcare, and summer Family Literacy programs.

The motto of the students, faculty, staff and leadership is “Educate a Woman, Educate a Family. ”  The success stories of the MLC students and their children are inspiring - MLC stories are here

Last year… (2018-2019):

·         35 women earned high school diplomas

·         55 alumnae were enrolled in college or career certificate programs

·         123 women found new jobs

·         19 women became U.S. citizens

SUPPORT:  The MLC Donation Drive for Yale Day of Service- Given the public health emergency, the MLC team is in urgent need of supplies for their students and the facility.  Given the challenges of delivery, please donate directly to their page.  Donations of any amount are appreciated––$25 will cover fever reducer, antibacterial soap and a thermometer.

Donate any amount and note “YDOS” in comments section. MLC DONATE

Please let us know if you’d like to share a quote about education or what you admire about the students at The Mercy Learning Center to and  We will be compiling quotes of support for a Yale Day of Service 2020 poster for their lobby.

Lastly, Natalie Gaudette, Director of Development welcomes anyone interested to an informational luncheon hosted by MLC CEO Jane Ferreira that will be scheduled following the CT state and CDC guidance on social distancing.  If interested please email and

Site Coordinator: 

Kylie and Lee (Eileen) Race ‘93 MPPM (SOM)