The MHCRC Annual Report is now available for download. Please click one of the following links to access the document: MHCRC 2021-22 Annual Report, or MHCRC 2021-22 Annual Report - Screen Reader Accessible
Click this link to download the MHCRC meeting packet 3/21/22.
*** Findings from the survey will be combined with other data collection efforts and compiled into a final study to be released Summer 2020. Stay tuned! *** How does access to the Internet affect people’s lives in Multnomah County? Who is included in our digital economy and who’s being left out? Whose voices and experiences are being represented in local media? Your Vo!ce 2020 intends to find out. The Your Vo!ce-Our Communications Technology 2020 initiative seeks to understand who has access to the Internet and media technology; how people are using technology to connect, inform and engage in their communities;…
The MHCRC, a Lead Partner in the Digital Equity Action Plan, joins the Digital Inclusion Network in celebrating Digital Inclusion Week (DIW2019). DIW2019 is an opportunity to raise awareness about digital inequities and join nationwide digital inclusion conversations. For more information about DIW2019 click here.
The MHCRC’s 2019 Annual Report is here! Download the PDF
The MHCRC joined forces with 30 other local government jurisdictions across the nation to file comments and reply comments in opposition to a recent proposed rulemaking at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The proposed rules could undermine public benefits negotiated in cable services franchise agreements, including franchise fees, and also allow cable companies to rely on the authority under a cable franchise to use the public right-of-way for non-cable services without additional compensation, permitting, or other regulations.
Apply Now! The 2019 Grant Cycle is now Open for Pre-Applications The Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission is pleased to announce the opening of its 2019 Community Technology Grants funding cycle and encourages eligible organizations to apply. The Pre-Application deadline is December 6, 2018. For more information and to access the Pre-Application click here. [masterslider id="7"] Some pictures from past Grantees.
Centennial School District (CSD) has been awarded a MHCRC TechSmart Initiative grant of $1,043,495 to implement a four-year project using project-based learning instruction to develop a cohesive, technology-rich, integrated math and science curriculum for 7-9th grade students. The project aims to address an identified need to improve student outcomes in math and science, close the achievement gaps between student groups, as well as increase math and science credit attainment in 9th grade. The project will begin in the school year 2018-2019 with a small cohort of experienced teacher teams along with the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) coach.
On May 8, 2018, principals and technology coaches from 5 school districts gathered together for the first TechSmart Initiative Shared Learning Event, co-hosted by the Mt Hood Cable Regulatory Commission (MHCRC) and Pacific Research and Evaluation (PRE). The event celebrated the work of Multnomah County School Districts, recipients of TechSmart Initiative Grant funding, and invited attendees to gather and collaborate on learnings from each district’s TechSmart Grant project. Discussions focused on classroom management techniques, digital citizenship, teacher and student engagement strategies, and group and individual training techniques. The MHCRC TechSmart Initiative for Student Success was originally launched in 2014 with the goal…
On April 27-28 MHCRC staff joined regional community media makers for the 2018 NW Media Summit: Access The Future, an event organized by the Alliance for Community Media NW (ACMNWR) and held at Open Signal in NE Portland. The annual gathering has a mission of strengthening collaborative efforts between PEG (public, educational, or governmental organizations), community media centers, LPFM, public radio, independent filmmakers, and other media creators while providing professional development through informational workshops and panels. This year's programming centered around professional development for the next generation of community media leaders, emergent production techniques, better practices for reaching out to marginalized communities,…