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:



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

Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Avenue
Kermit Dunkleberg
Call: (413) 552-2506

Holyoke Community College Adult Basic Education Transition to College Program
Details: Offers adult learners a bridge to college.



Springfield Technical Community College, Adult Education Center
One Armory Square
Kitty Doolittle, Gladys Franco
Call: (413) 755-4300
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Valley Opportunity Council
152 Center Street, Chicopee MA
Judith Kocik, Mark Gaudet
Call: (413) 612-0206 
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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

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