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Education : Adult Education Programs and Services

Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport

Educate a woman... Educate a family

four stars

96.45

637 Park Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06604
tel: (203) 334-6699   Web Site
EIN: 22-2859879

Board Leadership
AnnMarie Massie
Chair

CEO
Jane Ferreira
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.45 four stars
  Financial 96.97 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport provides basic literacy and life skills training to low-income women using a holistic approach within a compassionate, supportive environment. All women are welcome without regard for race, religion, color, creed, sexual orientation or national origin. Mercy Learning Center has been working since 1987 to break the intergenerational pattern of poverty and illiteracy through education and empowerment.

Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport provides basic literacy and life skills training to low-income women using a holistic approach within a compassionate, supportive environment. All women are welcome without regard for race, religion, color, creed, sexual orientation or national origin. Mercy Learning Center has been working since 1987 to break the intergenerational pattern of poverty and illiteracy through education and empowerment.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of participants reporting change in behavior or cessation of activity
437
Number of participants counseled
585
Number of clients served
1,216
Number of volunteers
429
Number of people trained
377
Number of program graduates
32
Number of clients who self-report increased skills/knowledge after educational program/intervention
400
This impact information is current as of October 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

96.97

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
84.7%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.90
  Program Expenses Growth 4.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our board, Our funders
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
MLC's Social Services office was restructured from a Case Manager and Social Worker model to a configuration of three case workers based on student experiences and data The new model better supports responsiveness to crises/basic needs, and provides the potential to make more referrals to other agencies for specialized needs (ie medical, therapeutic, etc)
This Constituent Voice information is provided to us by Candid. At this time, Constituent Voice information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport (CT) 96.45 four stars
Education For Employment (DC) 90.31 four stars
Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund Program (AR) 89.38 three stars
ProLiteracy (NY) 89.28 three stars
Street Law, Inc. (MD) 87.19 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,651,937
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $482,319
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $203,000
Total Contributions $2,337,256
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,337,256
   Other Revenue $41,200
TOTAL REVENUE $2,378,456
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,844,033
   Administrative Expenses $139,547
   Fundraising Expenses $156,705
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,140,285
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $238,171
   
Net Assets $6,215,955

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Tutoring Program $1,032,658 56.0%
Intensive Study Program $479,449 26.0%
Early Childhood Education Program $331,926 18.0%

Ratings History
Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 03/01/2019 96.45 four stars
2017-06 05/01/2018 96.45 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 94.87 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 97.17 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 97.17 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 08/01/2015 94.08 four stars
2013-06 02/01/2014 93.81 four stars
2012-06 04/01/2013 93.28 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 22-2859879
Name in IRS Master File MERCY LEARNING CENTER OF BRIDGEPORT INCORPORATED
NTEE Code B61
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (300) Amateur athletic association
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date April, 1988
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$137,926 6.44% Jane E. Ferreira President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport (CT) 96.45 four stars
Literacy Partners (NY) 86.01 three stars
Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund Program (AR) 89.38 three stars
The National GEM Consortium (VA) 88.86 three stars
Operation HOPE (CA) 90.63 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport
637 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
tel: (203) 334-6699
EIN: 22-2859879

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Board Leadership

AnnMarie Massie
Chair

CEO

Jane Ferreira
President and CEO

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