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    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 Adult Basic Education Transition to College Program
    Details
    : Offers adult learners a bridge to college.
    Mary Martone, Career Counselor
    Call:
    (413) 552-2245
    Email: 
    mmartone@cepholyoke.org

    Springfield

    Springfield Technical Community College, Adult Education Center
    Call
    : (413) 755-4511
    E-mail
    : SSoffen@stcc.edu

    Springfield OWL Adult Education Center
    18 Gaucher Street
    Call: (413) 787-7210
    Online: http://www.sps.springfield.ma.us/owl/

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    Springfield City Library
    Call: (413) 263-6839
    E-mail: jkelly@springfieldlibrary.org

    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.
    221 East Street
    Call: (413) 583-0320
    E-mail: lporter@hcc.edu
    Online: http://www.hcc.edu/community-and-business/adult-basic-education/ludlow-center

    Palmer

    Top Floor Learning Center
    Details
    : Privately-funded, volunteer-driven operation located at the Palmer Public Library.
    Call
    : (413) 283-2329
    Online: http://www.topfloorlearning.org