Mercy Center is a community center for
women and their families
located in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx,
offering programs and services that empower women to reach their
full potential and become agents of change in their families and communities.
Mercy Center is truly a place of hope in the midst of a challenging environment.
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CENTER WELCOMES STEVE STRITCH
Stephen J. Stritch III Appointed Executive
at Mercy Center Bronx
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen
J. Stritch III as the Executive Director of Mercy Center, effective August
Steve has worked with the Sisters of Mercy for thirty years in the field
of education, as a founding member of the Sponsor Council, and as the
liaison to several Mercy Ministries. He has honed his leadership skills at
Waldron Mercy Academy in Merion Station, Pennsylvania as a teacher,
Director of Admissions, Vice Principal, Acting Principal and finally
Executive Director of Advancement. Throughout his career, he has
maintained a strong connection to the service of the poor that began with
teaching in an inner-city Latino community and continues with active
service to those in need. Steve gained knowledge and insight into the work
of social service agencies as a member of the Board of Directors of Mercy
Neighborhood Ministries, and work with Hope Partnership for Education. His
administrative experience spans community outreach, oversight of
construction, communications, and fundraising.
Stritch earned a B.A. in elementary education from LaSalle University and
an M.A. in educational leadership with principal and supervisor
certification from St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia. Steve states
that his "personal mission is to recognize and help develop the potential
in others." Mercy Center is eager to see his collaborative and
consultative leadership style augment and complement the talent and skills
that already exist among our staff. Please join us in wishing Steve a very
warm welcome to the South Bronx!
Thank you, Mary Galeone
We bid farewell to Sr. Mary Galeone, Executive Director of Mercy Center,
whose last day was June 30, 2014. We are truly grateful for the indelible
imprint she has left on Mercy Center and wish her many more years of
success and personal reward in her future endeavors.
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