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Be the one to support localism, democracy, and lifelong learning. Whether it's $5 or $500 make your donation today and make sure to proudly tell you friends how you are helping to sustain free speech in our community.
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Our mailing address is PO Box 157, Eureka, CA 95502.
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Contributions to Access Humboldt are tax-deductible. For your tax purposes, we will send you a dated "Thank You" note with a mention of the amount you contributed and our tax ID number.
Donors acknowledgments are presented on Access Humboldt channels, website, and social media. A "Donors" webpage is under constructions and we are working on a quarterly newsletter, which will also feature donors.
Committed to the core values of Public, Education, and Government (PEG) Access, we support and engage in public safety, promote digital literacy, citizenship and lifelong learning, and facilitate a non-commercial open-dialogue platform for diverse local voices.
Access Humboldt is proud to partner in local disaster preparedness efforts, making arrangements to serve our community during an emergency, allowing local jurisdictions to communicate live messages, and facilitating civic journalism. Through our dedicated PEG fiber network, we are able to bring live cable TV coverage from 20 locations (in the greater Humboldt Bay area) to over 27,000 homes. Internet subscribers can find local videos readily available online as well as live stream on special occasions.
Aside from providing productions and broadcast services to local government agencies, we also try to seize any opportunity to speak to the importance of open government and civic engagement. Our Election Night coverage (November 2010) and Sunshine Week programming (March 2011) are examples of our pledge to always keep the public interest in mind and promote a healthy democracy and well as local voices and community media.
We are currently in the midst of mapping local digital media resources, and extending digital literacy to communities out in the beautiful rural parts of our region, with help from the Generation Zero Divide project and our Digital Arts Service Corps member. Since we opened the Community Media Center on the campus of Eureka High School last year, the HD studio has seen great use by resident students, and our fleet of Flip cameras has been in the hands of 1st-8th grade students in Orick, native youth from Orleans and Hoopa, as well as Teen Court youth in Eureka.
With the help of our active Board members, we’ve seen a steady increase in new programs on channel 8 (aka “Educ8”) from Eureka High School, Humboldt State University, and College of the Redwoods, featuring EHS Senior Projects, HSU Journalism students’ speeches, and CR distance education classes and graduation. We also often collaborate with local non-commercial radio stations, fellow PEG Access centers, native tribes, and other nonprofits with similar mission to promote information sharing and digital literacy.
As part of our commitment to the community we offer media training, equipment rental and studio time at low cost. Trained members empower the community by producing local content and providing volunteer production time to local non-profits. Some member led programs you can find on Access Humboldt include the latest LIVE Kinetic Grand Championship coverage, talk shows, political commentary, news show, short Sci-Fi, musical review, documentaries, Public Service Announcements for CASA, Prostate Cancer, Blue Ox, First 5 Humboldt, and other creative projects.
Be the one to support localism, democracy and lifelong learning. Whether it’s $5 or $500, make your donation today, and make sure to proudly tell your friends how you are helping to sustain free speech in our community.