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Nurturing self sufficiency through education, mentoring and community

Mercy Connections is a values-driven educational non-profit living the legacy of the Sisters of Mercy with an enduring concern for women. By compassionately nurturing self sufficiency through education, mentoring and community, people are empowered to make significant life changes. “Going to jail probably saved my life, but joining the mentoring program definitely changed my life.”

The Education and Transition Center 

Mentee

“[The facilitators] made me feel comfortable to be able to discuss my current issues and pushed me to really dig deep within myself.”

87% of the women who come to our Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin' By World©* class as an alternative to going back to court for petty crimes have not committed a new crime over the last eighteen months. 80% of participants say that by coming to the Education and Transition Center they gain a new sense of life direction.

*The AHA! Process under license with FGIUW

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Center Participant

“Previously, I was very intimidated even by the Excel software. After diving into it, I have arrived at a place where I am really enjoying working with the financial spreadsheets and don’t feel at all intimidated by it.” Student in Start Up course

Tutoring class at the Center  

Serving people from 10 countries and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Working with district court to connect people to educational programs

Contact Cathy Ainsworth: 310.7909 cainsworth@mercyconnections.org www.mercyconnections.org

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