In Fiscal Year 2019 (7/1/18-6/30/19), Mercy Center served over 2,700 participants.
participant age range: 0 to 91
number of birth countries: 50
75% have a household income of less than $21,000
50% have less than a high school diploma
Growth in ESOL Classes
We enrolled 1,586 students in ESOL classes (English for Speakers of Other Languages).
In FY 2019, we submitted 195 naturalization applications, 156% of our goal! We also submitted 46 DACA renewal applications (307% of our goal), and 69 Green Card renewals (276% of our goal).
Familia Adelante/Family Forward Collaboration
With support from the Pascale Sykes Foundation, we had a successful Year 2 of this family strengthening collaboration, Familia Adelante/Family Forward. With our partners Fiver Children’s Foundation, Qualitas of Life Foundation, and mindfulness practitioner Tanya Valle, we engaged 103 families in activities and enrolled 68 families.
Youth Programs provide 267 young people with almost 20,000 hours of “off-the-street” enrichment programming each year in a safe, supportive environment. We thank the 122 volunteers who helped to make it possible!
Our licensed social workers served 175 participants, providing 375 individual case management sessions in topics ranging from domestic violence to assistance with other concerns such as housing & NYCHA, food stamps (SNAP), and Immigration.
With the help of 50 skilled and talented volunteers, we offered Personal Development Activities, Educational Workshops, and Community Building Activities at a cost of only $71 per person.