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:
Details: A consortium of six adult education, English as a Second Language and literacy providers. These six are: The Holyoke Public Schools HALO Program, Holyoke Community College Adult Learning Center, The Care Center, The Community Education Project, The New England Farm Workers’ Council, and HolyokeWorks. See website below for contacts and information on all providers and services.
Call: (413) 534-2026
Holyoke Community College Adult Basic Education Transition to College Program
Details: Offers adult learners a bridge to college.
Call: (413) 552-2852
Massachusetts Career Development Institute
Call: (413) 781-5640, ext. 223
Springfield Technical Community College, Adult Education Center
Call: (413) 755-4511
Springfield OWL Adult Education Center
18 Gaucher Street
Call: (413) 787-7210
Pine Point Branch, Springfield City Library
Call: (413) 263-6839
Puerto Rican Cultural Center
38 School Street
Call: (413) 737-7450
Call: (413) 734-6696
Lutheran Community Services
593 Main Street
Call: (413) 787-0725
Valley Opportunity Council
152 Center Street
Call: (413) 612-0206, ext. 131
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
Top Floor Learning Center
Details: Privately-funded, volunteer-driven operation located at the Palmer Public Library.
Call: (413) 283-2329