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

88% of students in the Yes I Can! after school program increased or maintained their math and/or reading scores. 

All GED students made grade level gains and 2 students earned their GED.

Client Highlight

Maximina Flores, an ESL student, began attending classes in 2013. Thanks to her great attendance and commitment to the program, she has made tremendous progress in three years - she moved from the most basic literacy group, to the intermediate group (3 levels). In addition to increasing her linguistic abilities, Maximina has made some major lifestyle changes. She has always struggled with weight but after learning about nutrition, a topic that is always incorporated in the ESL curriculum, she got inspired to eat healthier and exercise. She has lost over 60 pounds, thus far.

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