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"My child or teen needs help in school and preparing for college and work. Who can help?"

Below, find information on educational resources, school improvement, tutoring, and more in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County.


Cuyahoga County Department of Workforce Development
If you or your child is between the ages of 14 and 21, the Workforce Development offers free programs to help you learn how to read, get a job, go to college, find a job or internship, and much more.

Cuyahoga Job and Family Services
If you are in need of job training or temporary financial assistance and live in Cleveland or Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Job and Family Services can help. This agency assists families with food, daycare services, and some emergency assistance. For more information on youth-related services, please contact Ricardo Pena at
ricardo.pena@jfs.ohio.gov.

Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County
Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County (ESC) provides professional development opportunities and technical assistance to 31 school districts in Cuyahoga County. ESC operates countywide special and alternative educational programs and offers educational resources that serve children and youth throughout the Northeast Ohio school region. Please contact Steve Rogaski at steve.rogaski@esc-cc.org for more information.

Higher Education Compact of Greater Cleveland
The Compact is a pledge from our community and its leaders to do what it takes to remove obstacles that prevent Cleveland youth from going to and succeeding in college. Provides resources on the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and other initiatives.

Starting Point
Starting Point provides information and referral services for youth and families in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County to assist them in locating out-of-school time (after-school, summer, and school break) opportunities for young people.

The State Support Team-Region 3
The State Support Team Region 3 (SSTR3) provides services, assistance and educational resources that help and support school improvement, special education compliance, literacy, and early learning and school readiness.

Youth Pages
The Youth Pages is a directory created to guide you to Cleveland and Cuyahoga County area agencies that help answer your questions. You will learn about health, sexual health, drug abuse, dealing with violence, student rights, recreation, and more.


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Many of these resources were originally published as part of Get It Facts in collaboration with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. Cuyahoga County does not necessarily endorse the resources provided in this collection of articles. Also, any inaccuracies or omissions are unintentional.