On March 7, 2017, Shaundra Young Scott, Executive Director of the ACLU of South Carolina and the ACLU of South Carolina Foundation, met with Dr. Narendra Sharma, Founder and Chair of NOC. Ms. Scott came to Hilton Head to learn about Neighborhood Outreach Connection’s (NOC) mission and outreach programs to combat poverty locally. She was keenly interested in NOC’s development approach, which is based on a strong presence in underserved neighborhoods. Ms. Scott and Dr. Sharma discussed the problems that the poor face locally: affordable housing, workforce development, and economic opportunities. They also discussed the fact that the Cordillo Board of Directors wants NOC to cease its services in its Cordillo Program Center and the irreparable harm that would fall to the children and families who are the beneficiaries of NOC’s programs in the Cordillo neighborhood. NOC looks forward to a continuing dialogue with the ACLU.