On July 25, 2019, Dr. Narendra Sharma, Founder & Chair of the Neighborhood Outreach Connection (NOC), spoke to the Town Council of Hardeeville, Jasper, County; SC. Dr. Sharma talked about NOC’s approach to community development with its strong presence in an underserved neighborhood where poverty is widespread. He added that the NOC model has a strong track record in generating results at lower cost. More importantly, he said that the NOC model is a cost effective way to promote community development in undeserved neighborhoods. He concluded that NOC can replicate its model in Jasper County where an NOC Learning Center would be managed, operated, and funded by local people with know-how, blue prints, and technical support from NOC’s central offices until such time as the program is self-sustaining with local support and resources.
View Dr. Sharma’s presentation here: Jasper County Town Council presentation, July 25, 2019