Because Kappa Omega Chi is a Local Sorority, this past year we chose a Local Organization as our main Philanthropic Project. The organization that was chosen is the Mercy Education Project. The monies raised through our fundraisers are used as direct donations to this wonderful organization. We also have volunteer projects scheduled for the near future as well.
The Mercy Education Project is a non-profit organization which serves the needs of girls and women in Southwest Detroit through after-school tutoring, summer enrichment, GED preparation, and other life skills support. The project is served by both full-time staff members and many generous volunteers.
MEP's mission is to nurture the intellectual and social growth of girls and women in the community of Southwest Detroit. Our programs are designed to raise self-esteem, support self-sufficiency; and foster service and leadership qualities.
Education and Life Skills services are provided for as many as 100 girls and 50 women per year from a rich, culturally diverse population of African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Anglo families. Transportation is provided for most programs.
For more information pertaining to the Mercy Education Project, feel free to visit their website: http://www.mercyed.net