Messages from the Chair
Narendra P. Sharma, PhD
Chair, Board of Directors
We live in a time of serious social, political, and economic challenges, but we also live in a world of paradoxes. Wealth is growing, but the gulf between the haves and have-nots is widening. Poverty is still significant, and many people do not enjoy economic prosperity and social progress. Many struggle to make ends meet. This is the reality we find at the local, national, and global level.NOC is stepping up to these challenges. Its mission is to fight poverty by helping all members of the communities we serve to achieve the “American Dream.” We serve people with integrity, compassion, and commitment, and as Nelson Mandela said, “by caring for them.”
This Web site is designed to provide information about what we do and how you can help NOC fulfill its mission. Please read my detailed messages for more information about poverty and how we are making a difference. Thank you for your interest!