Centennial is a suburban community bridging the cities of Portland and Gresham, Oregon. Downtown Portland, Portland International Airport and Mt. Hood Community College are all within a 20-minute drive. A primarily suburban district with strong community support, Centennial has grown steadily and is expecting accelerated growth through the next decade. To meet the needs of the growth, the district completed a new elementary school and major renovation of Centennial High School in 2003.
All Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in this school district will be open to all students. The District will take steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in CTE Programs.
Multnomah Education Service District (MRSD) is an educational cooperative that provides a wide variety of programs and services on a regional basis to school districts in Multnomah County and beyond. MESD is one of 19 Education Services Districts in Oregon.
Africa House is the only culturally and linguistically specific one stop center targeting the increasingly diverse and rapidly growing number of African immigrants and refugees living in Oregon. Receiving national attention for moving beyond intercultural strife to be the only center serving Africans from every country in the continent, Africa House is led by an advisory board of cross-cultural community leaders and staffed by a multicultural, multilingual team.
In 1994, Access Technologies, Inc., ATI, formed as a nonprofit organization to continue the work of the activities of the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 grant, which formed in 1990. Today, Oregon’s Statewide Assistive Technology Program is sponsored by the Oregon Department of Human Services, Seniors and People with Disabilities and is partially funded by a grant from Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) of the U.S. Department of Education. ATI administers Oregon’s Statewide Assistive Technology Program through a team of Certified Assistive Technology Specialists.
iCanConnect - Oregon
Provides equipment and training to people with significant combined hearing and vision loss so they can stay connected to friends and family.
Sending email or chatting on the phone can be difficult without access to the right equipment. iCanConnect puts that technology into the hands of these individuals to enhance their independence.
An Education & Resource Center
The Assistive Technology (AT) Lab promotes accessibility and inclusion in our community and around the region by collaborating with people with disabilities, their families, professionals, students, businesses, government, and the public. We want more people to see, access, and feel comfortable with AT. Visit us in Community Vision’s universally-designed building and find out more!
USAHello provides free online information and classes in many languages. It is for newcomers of all backgrounds.
- Free online GED® classes to finish high school and free Citizenship classes
- Information about finding a job, learning English, and adjusting to American culture
- Translated study guides for new U.S. citizenship test*
- Search for services to find a job, lawyer, healthcare, English classes and other resources in your city. - Download the FindHello app