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Positive Education Program (PEP)

As Greater Cleveland’s largest non-profit agency committed to our community’s kids, Positive Education Program (PEP) helps troubled and troubling children and youth successfully learn and grow through the Re-ED approach, blending quality education and mental health services in partnership with families, schools, and communities. Each year, PEP positively impacts the lives of 2,500 children and their families through these areas of service: integrated special education and mental health; early childhood; autism; community support; and consultation and training. PEP operates seven Day Treatment Centers, PEP Assist, Early Childhood Plus and PEP Connections.

Locally and nationally, PEP has been recognized for its excellent programming. In 1996, the U.S. Department of Education identified PEP’s Day Treatment Centers as one of six model special education programs in the country. In 2000, the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice recognized PEP for being an example of a model program providing intensive interventions to troubled students. In 2003, Positive Education Program won the Woodruff Prize, a local honor bestowed upon an agency demonstrating excellence in mental health care. In 2007,  PEP Day Treatment services were highlighted by the American Institutes for Research as one of three effective alternative education programs in the United States. 

Contact Information

Central Office
The Rico F. Pallotta Building
3100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
216-361-8600 (fax)

Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio
6393 Oak Tree Boulevard South, Independence, OH 44131
P:(216) 524-3000  |  F:(216) 524-3683  |
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Essex Place
6393 Oak Tree Blvd, Independence, Ohio 44131
P:(216) 524-3000  |  F:(216) 446-3829    
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