Why We Give
Giving Back to Mercy
Mercy Career & Technical High School's (Mercy CTE) mission is to provide a Catholic education and a comprehensive, academic, career and technical school experience which prepares students for the workforce and/or post-secondary education. In the Mercy tradition, we live the Gospel in word and action and promote service to others. The Mercy Career & Technical High School graduate is a highly competent, compassionate, contributing member of the global community.
We hope that Mercy provided you with the skills that you need to pave a way for a brighter future and hope you will join us in continuing our mission. There are many ways that you can help to make a difference for our very deserving students. Please consider making a donation of your time, talent or treasure.
- Albert Small Memorial Scholarship Fund
- Fund for Mercy Families
- Fall Between the Cracks Fund
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Student and Alumni Testimonials
“After a turbulent freshman year at my neighborhood public high school, prison-like with metal detectors, armed guards, and gang violence, my transfer to Mercy Vocational High School was little short of a miracle. My mother scraped together what little she had, and with the help of generous Mercy donors, she was spared the crippling burdens of unmanageable tuition.” – Saalim Abdul Carter ‘03
“As a freshman in high school, I had no clue that Mercy Vocational High School would have such a profound impact on my life. Mercy gave me a loving family, a strong moral foundation and an education which helped to mold me into a respectful, responsible and happy adult. …
I not only graduated with my high school diploma but also as a PA state certified cosmetologist. Within a week I was hired at a high-end salon in Rittenhouse Square. Soon after, I went on to the Art Institute of Philadelphia to further my education. Because of what I had learned at Mercy, I was way ahead of my peers when it came to using computers, communicating to large audiences and interacting with my professors.
MERCY WORKS! Today, I am an independent marketing consultant. I help small businesses strategize to create more buzz about their businesses in both public relations and advertising venues through web design, social media efforts, newsletter writing, photography and graphic design. All of these skills are a reflection of the young professional that was produced at Mercy Vocational.”-- Migdalia Gonzalez ‘04
“I’ve always had an interest in computers and how the world’s technology evolves, so I thought it would be a good advantage for me to know this technology when I graduate. I chose Mercy for the Career and Technical classes because you earn certifications and gain experience for the workforce. What catholic high school do you know that has career and technical fields?” – Moises Gonzales ‘18