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By Len Kiese - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany church turned a dilapidated house into a house of learning for Dougherty County students.

The pastor of First Bethesda Baptist Church used to drive by a neglected building at 711 South Jackson Street and say something could be done there. Now it's home to the House of Mercy Community Outreach Center.

A free after-school program helps students complete daily homework and prepare for the CRCT.

"It helped me get my grades up higher and do better in school," said 10-year-old Lezlie Cherry.

"It's a great feeling, especially when that light bulb turns on. It's so exciting to see them learn and pick up the things they can't in the classroom," said volunteer teacher Jacqueline Reese.

Classes are held Monday through Thursday from 4 to 6. If you'd like to sign your kids up or donate time or money to the non-profit organization, call 436-2522.

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