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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.


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

Adult Basic Education – Meets the specific educational needs of adult students who have limited basic reading, language and math skills.

SNAP Path to Work – provides education, training and work readiness preparation for Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDS) who receive Food Stamps assistance.

English for Speakers of Other Languages for Hurricane Relocatees - is designed to meet the specific ESOL needs of people who have relocated to the Central and Western MA areas due to the devastating hurricanes (Irma and Maria).

Employment Prep Program (CIES) - provides MRC eligible clients with short-term training to improve opportunities for job placement leading to self-sufficiency.

For more information on the Springfield site and the programs offered, contact Jessica Derouin, Manager, at

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

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