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Education

Education is one thing that can never be taken away. At Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach, we believe education is a key ingredient to self-sufficiency and independence. In our efforts to offer the best programming possible, we collaborate with many other nonprofit organizations, agencies, and businesses. GED and ESL programs are offered through a partnership with Charleston County Adult Education. We offer a variety of classes for all age groups, call 843-559-4109 for more information about the following programs:

  • Budgeting Classes

  • Child Learning Center (ages 18 months to 4 years; offered to children of adults enrolled in our programs)

  • Community Speakers Series

  • English as a Second Language Classes 

  • GED Classes (ages 22 and older)

  • Yes, I Can! After School Homework Assistance 

  • Yes, I Can! Summer Camp

95% of students in the Yes I Can! after school program increased or maintained their reading scores. 

All GED students made grade level gains and 4 students earned their GED.

Client Highlight

Ms. Hernandez has been taking ESL classes with OLMCOS since 2018 and she brings her daughter, Cava, to the Child Learning Center. Both have grown and developed with their English skills over the years. Ms. Hernandez started in the beginning level class and she has progressed to the intermediate level class. She created a cultural presentation about Mexico and presented her project in front of the other students, volunteers and teachers at the end of 2019 to showcase her English skills. In addition, last year she started her own cleaning company and created business cards. She continues to grow her client base and can now serve both English and Spanish clients because she has improved her English skills and confidence. 

Education Staff
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Kelly Criscitiello
-Education Manager 
Wendy Geuss
-Youth Program Coordinator
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