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  • Adult Education Programs

    A variety of programs provide adult education in Hampden County, with most operating under the aegis of the Adult and Community Learning Services program of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). In addition, many offer English as a Second Language training. Among them are:

    Holyoke

    Picknelly Adult & Family Education Center
    Details
    : Located on the third and fourth floors of the new Holyoke Transportation Center at 206 Maple Street, the Picknelly Adult and Family Education Center was established by members of the Juntos Collaborative, Holyoke Public Schools, and Holyoke Community College (HCC) to provide Holyoke residents with adult basic education and related services in an easily accessible location.
    Call: (413) 534-2026
    E-mail:
    pafec@hcc.edu

    Holyoke Community College
    303 Homestead Avenue
    Kermit Dunkleberg
    Call: (413) 552-2506
    Email: kdunkleberg@hcc.edu

    Holyoke Community College Adult Basic Education Transition to College Program
    Details
    : Offers adult learners a bridge to college.
    http://www.hcc.edu/courses-and-programs/preparing-for-college/transition-to-college-and-careers 

    Springfield

    Springfield Technical Community College, Adult Education Center
    One Armory Square
    Call: (413) 755-4300
    https://www.stcc.edu/explore/communityed/adult-basic-education/

    Springfield OWL Adult Education Center
    204 Boston Road
    Armando Feliciano
    Call: (413) 787-7210
    Onlinehttp://www.springfieldpublicschools.com/departments/springfield-adult-education-center

    Read-Write-Now
    Janet Kelly
    Springfield City Library
    Call: (413) 263-6839
    E-mail: jkelly@springfieldlibrary.org

    Training Resources of America
    32-34 Hampden Street
    Jynai McDonald
    Call: (413)732-2223

    Chicopee

    Valley Opportunity Council
    152 Center Street, Chicopee MA
    Judith Kocik
    Call: (413) 612-0206 x142
    Email: jkocik@valleyopp.com

    Ludlow

    Ludlow Area Adult Learning Center
    Details
    : Holyoke Community College-run program, serves Ludlow and Indian Orchard, as well as students from other communities.
    54 Winsor Street
    Pesha Black
    Call: (413) 583-0320
    E-mail: pblack@hcc.edu
    Onlinehttp://www.hcc.edu/courses-and-programs/adult-education/ludlow-area-adult-learning-center