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After School Program
Community Outreach
Adult Education: GED, ESL,

About Us

Dorothy Bennett Mercy Center,
founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1995 to provide an after school program for the children of neighborhood immigrants

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273 Willoughby Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Entrance: 249 Classon


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Welcome / Bienvenidos

Welcome to Dorothy Bennett Mercy Center's website. This website provides general information about the programs and services offered to children and adults.

Bienvenidos a la página web de "Dorothy Bennett Mercy Center". Nuestra página web contiene información general sobre programas y servicios ofrecidos por el centro a niños y adultos de la comunidad.


2014 GED/TASC Graduation Ceremony

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Congratulation to all for a job well done

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A Message From the Director

Dear Friends of Dorothy Bennett Mercy Center,

As the season for remembering God’s gifts to us comes to a close, we at Dorothy Bennett Mercy Center having given thanks for many blessings, turn our attention to the other beautiful season of LOVE that is Christmas.  During these days of Advent we will find ourselves struggling to keep God at the center of all by focusing on the celebration of Jesus’ birth – Love Incarnate and the Word made flesh. 

Happily, there is a constant reminder of the real meaning of Christmas in the Center.  The children are learning and singing Christmas carols and are excited about the upcoming “pageant” and, of course, they have their own interpretations of what it all means as they relate to Jesus in a way that only children can.  This is a very special celebration for them – after all it is all about the Christ child. 

As you may have noted in our recent newsletter, we held a GED graduation ceremony in November in the Convent of Mercy auditorium. 22 students completed the GED program and 10 were present at the graduation ceremony. It was so inspirational to hear how they attributed much of their success to the Dorothy Bennett Mercy Center program and how happy they are to recommend our program to their friends. The “valedictorian” spoke about how much she appreciated the support of her family and friends in helping to make her dream of getting her GED a reality. 

Our immigrant families rely on our After School program, knowing that their children are in a safe and loving environment.  The staff and volunteers have     proven very adept at creating ways to help improve reading and math skills.  They work hand-in-hand with the graduate students from St. Joseph’s College who assess learning styles and help to develop ways to ensure that every child has the supports needed to meet the challenges of mandated testing. But above all, there is always time for music, art and fun!

I am sure you are aware, we receive no government funding for any of our programs and the two above- mentioned comprise 60% of our expenses.   I hope you will consider making a donation to Dorothy Bennett Mercy Center this Christmas season.   Please know that by making a donation you are joining with us in the spirit of Mercy, ensuring that every child and adult has the opportunity to succeed. As Catherine McAuley, the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy said, “do what you can, while you can, for those you can.”   Your support is extremely important to us. 

Please know that we will remember you in our prayers this Christmas season. May God bless you!


Sister Breige Lavery, RSM

Executive Director


Read our Newsletter Winter 2014-2015


www.DBMCENTER.ORG - (718) 622-7448

It takes a village to raise a child!

African proverb-

Be honest as a child!

A famous quote from Davied Lomidze

Be kind whenever possible, it's allways possible.

A famous quote from Dali Lama


quote from Catherine McAuley

Our Programs / Nuestros Programas

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After School Program
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The benefits are well documented... Students who participate in after school programs show gains in school achievement, attendance, and graduation rates. Children benefit from positive relationships with adults.

GED en Español
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El programa de "Diploma de Equivalencia de High School" en Español (GED) ofrece las clases para adultos. El objetivo de las clases es preparar a los estudiantes para tomar el examen de GED en español

ESL clases de Ingles

Tener buenas habilidades de comunicación en inglés puede abrirle las puertas a una carrera mejor, permitirle viajar alrededor del mundo, ayudarle a conocer gente nueva y ensanchar sus horizontes.

Clases de computacion en español
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Aprenderá Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, como usar el Internet.

Community Resource Program
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We provide the following programs: Yoga, Golden Age Club, Crochet and many more community resource assistance guide you..

Programas Para la Comunidad
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Ofrecemos los siguientes programas para la comunidad: Clases de Yoga, Edad de Oro, Tejido entre otros programas de asistencia comunitario.