Institution Overview


The Institute of Positive Education (IPE) mission is to provide educational services for children, parents, teachers and members of the community, including training and seminars for adults, pre-school, after-school, and summer programs for the youth. Our commitment is to use technology, arts and educational models of excellence, and underscored study to inspire in our children a passion for learning.

Established in 1969, the Institute of Positive Education (IPE) is a non-profit, tax exempt, community service organisation located on the south-side of Chicago. Since its inception in the late 1960's IPE has been committed to African-Centered education.  During its forty plus years of operation, IPE has operated a preschool, elementary school, summer camp, teacher training center, extended day care program, parent resource library, parent study group, food co-op and has published informative quarterly bulletins on education, technology, science, politics and literature.