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Springfield Trivia:

  • Springfield is the home of Shays' Rebellion, a key event leading to the Federal Constitutional Convention.
  • Springfield is the birthplace of basketball, where in the late 1800s, a physical education teacher invented the sport at the Springfield YMCA to fill the gap between the football and baseball seasons.
  • The Baseketball Hall of Fame is located in Springfield.
  • The first use of interchangeable parts and the assembly line in manufacturing occured in Springfield.
  • America's first commercial radio station (WBZA) was broadcast in Springfield in 1921 from the Hotel Kimball.
  • In 1805 the first American-English dictionary was produced in Springfield by Merriam Webster.

Programs:

Young Parents – Offers pregnant and parenting out-of-school youth, aged 14-24, who have not achieved a high school diploma with a variety of educational and life skills training.

English for Speakers of Other Languages – Assists adult students who have limited English proficiency by meeting their specific educational needs.

For more information on the Western Mass. Regional sites and the programs offered, contact Jynai McDonald, Regional Manager, at jmcdonald@tra-inc.org.

32-34 Hampden St., Ground Floor
Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: (413) 732-2223
Fax: (413) 732-2224

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