2024 Transforming Lives Gala

We cordially invite you to a special evening at Tribeca Rooftop celebrating Mercy Center.

Welcome to Mercy Center!

We build community with a spirit of hospitality, respect and equity in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy.

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Our mission

Mercy Center creates opportunities for women, men and families in the South Bronx to grow and thrive through education, family, civic, social and economic programs. We build community with a spirit of hospitality, respect and equity in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy.

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About us

An inspiring story about Mercy Center volunteers.

Mercy Center creates opportunities for women, men and families in the South Bronx to grow and thrive through education, family, civic, social and economic programs. We build community with a spirit of hospitality, respect and equity in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy.

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birth countries represented

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have a household income $20,800 or less

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of our participants have less than a high school diploma

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worked in industries strongly impacted by the COVID pandemic.

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About us

Our People, Our Neighborhood

Through our core programs and a full complement of support services, Mercy Center addresses four critical challenges facing people who live in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx:

  • successful employment while escaping economic poverty
  • violent and oppressive behaviors in families and the community
  • overburdened and underperforming schools
  • helping immigrants escape feelings of isolation by recognizing the power they have to change their lives as a vital part of their community.

”Just like the joy of basking in sunlight, there is great joy in basking in the light that emanates from the hearts of people involved in a good and generous work. And so it is at Mercy Center - participants, friends, staff, supporters, volunteers, foundations.”

Joseph S. Dirr

Co-Director Mercy Center 2003-2011

About Us

Founded in 1990, Mercy Center has grown from a volunteer counseling service operating out of a single classroom located in a Mott Haven school into a respected, community-based resource offering comprehensive, holistic services and programs that support our participants’ efforts to improve their lives.

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    Employment
    Opportunities

    Mercy Center is looking for experienced and passionate teachers with good working knowledge of English grammar and language …

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    Internship
    Opportunities

    Support fundraising and communication efforts through social media management, event planning, graphic design, grant research,

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    FUNDERS

    Thanks to our supporters!

    We are very grateful for the generosity of the individuals, groups, businesses, foundations, and friends that partner with us to provide education, family, civic, social, and economic programs to the residents of the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx. Together, we’re making a difference in the lives of the women, men and families that reside in our community. 

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