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Mission Statement

"Dorothy Bennett Mercy Center offers programs that empower families in this urban community to overcome negative influences that impact their wellbeing and selfsufficiency. "

Dorothy Bennett Mercy Center, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1995 to provide an after school program for the children of neighborhood immigrants, offers continually evolving programs to meet the needs of families in the Fort Greene and Bedford Stuyvesant community. These programs address concerns that impact negatively on urban dwellers: violence, drugs, unemployment, discrimination, illiteracy, and lack of affordable housing.

Vision

We believe that:

  • Parents are a child's primary teachers.

  • Parents and teachers benefit from the caring support of an extended family, including role models and mentors with access to educational resources and social services.

  • Self-respect is crucial for one's social, spiritual and emotional development.

  • Communication skills increase self-esteem and independence.

  • Programs geared to serve immigrant families require continuous restructuring to meet changing needs and opportunities.

Board of Directors

Executive Board

Chairperson

  • Sr. Caroline Tweedy, RSM

Vice Chairperson

  • Adina Johnson

Treasurer

  • Jeanne DeSmedt

Secretary

  • Anne Kreitsch

Directors

  • Esther Berkowitz, Ph.D.
  • Joan Bisciello
  • Marilyn Cheeseboro
  • Louis Comunelli, P.E.
  • Mary Corsentino
  • Sister Camille D’Arienzo, RSM, Ph.D.
  • Dennis Gallagher
  • Walter Kreitsch
  • Patrick Morgan
  • Patricia Powers
  • Sr. Kathleen Quinn, RSM
  • Marianne Sheehan
  • Sr. Mary Thornton, RSM
  • Martha Vallejo
  • Rev. Robert Vitaglione

Advisory Board

  • Charles Bennett
  • Jim Bisceillo
  • Pauline Blake

Meet the team...

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Sr. Breige Lavery, RSM

Executive Director

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Marcela Villafana

Program Support Coordinator

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Gisely Duran

After School Coordinator