Brockton Trivia:

  • Brockton is known as the "City of Champions" because it is home to two of Boxing’s “World Champions,” Rocky Marciano and Marvelous Marvin Hagler.
  • Brockton was named one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People in the United States in 2005, 2008 and 2010 by America's Promise Alliance.
  • During the Civil War, Brockton was the nation's largest producer of shoes.
  • Brockton is the home of the Brockton Rox, a minor league baseball team.
  • Thomas Edison built the first model of a complete central power station in Brockton.
  • On December 30, 1884, the first electrically operated fire station in the United States opened in Brockton.


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

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

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

TRADE Adjustment Assistance - Provides Adult Basic Education and English for Speakers of Other Languages to workers who become unemployed due to the impact of international trade.

Young Parents – Provides a variety of services to pregnant and parenting out-of-school young people, aged 14-24, who have not achieved a high school diploma or its equivalent or who have a high school credential and are seeking to enroll in post-secondary education or training.

For more information on the Brockton programs, contact Bethaney Price, Regional Manager at

231 Main Street, Suite 302
Brockton, MA 02301
Phone: (508) 587-6115
Fax: (508) 580-2057

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