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Welcome to Mercy Center

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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Stephen J. Stritch III Appointed Executive Director

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 4.

     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.

     Steve 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.

Fall 2014 Programs and Activities

Please visit our Calendar page to learn more about this fall's schedule, or click here to view the complete flyer.

A Simple Act of Kindness

Angelica Perez, who served Mercy Center this program year through Mercy Volunteer Corps, writes eloquently about how the experience has affected her.

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