(Phone) 814-824-2286

(Fax) 814-824-2182


Our mailing address is:

501 East 38th Street

Erie, PA 16546

Our physical address is:

511 East 34th Street

Erie, PA 16504

The purpose of the Mercyhurst Civic Institute:

  • Enhance and facilitate citizen participation in decision-making.

  • Provide high-quality, objective information to assist local decision-making.

  • Convene community forums that encourage reasoned reflection and free and open discussion of regional issues.

  • Educate the Erie community and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania about various issues through Institute reports and publications.

  • Foster human networks that enhance communication, link resources, strengthen community participation and build social capital.

  • Promote research, learning, teaching and service opportunities for the Mercyhurst community.