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.

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 jderouin@tra-inc.org.

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

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