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Quincy Trivia:

  • Quincy is the birthplace of the second and sixth U.S. Presidents, John Adams and his son, John Quincy Adams, as well as Statesman, John Hancock.
  • The first Dunkin Donuts was opened in 1950 in Quincy by William Rosenberg.
  • Quincy is the location of Granite Railyway, the "first commercial railroad" in the United States which was built to carry granite from Quincy to a dock on the Neponset River in Milton. From there boats carried the heavy stone to Charlestown for construction of the Bunker Hill Monument.
  • Quincy is the birthplace of Howard Johnson's Restaurant Chain.
  • The first nuclear-powered surface vessel, USS Long Beach CG (N) 9, was launched at Quincy in 1961.


ACHIEVE! Youth Opportunity Program – Serves out-of-school youth between the ages of 16 and 24, providing Adult Basic Education/High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) preparation, customer service occupational skills training, resulting in a National Retail Federation certification, and more.

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

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.

YouthBuild – Provides low-income, out-of-school youth, aged 16–24 with on-the-job, hands on construction skills training and High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) preparation.

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

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 Quincy site, contact Mike McGee, Manager,

1515 Hancock Street, Suite 205
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: (617) 773-1470
Fax: (617) 773-1469

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