NOC believes in people’s right to freedom, fairness, respect, safety and security, and economic opportunity. NOC also believes in the legal rights of all individuals and their right to participation in the political process, as well as access to education, health care, capital, and information. Everyone deserves these rights and civil liberties without prejudice, discrimination, or any barriers.
NOC views poverty, lack of education and affordable health care, and economic inequality and exploitation as social injustices that need to be eliminated with a sense of urgency and collective actions, as well as a moral imperative. In this connection, NOC strives to address social injustices through its mission and outreach programs in local underserved neighborhoods where poverty is widespread and opportunities for economic and social progress are limited. NOC’s mission is to fight poverty by empowering the individual, the family, and the community so that people can realize their full potential and become independent and self-reliant, and have dignity.
NOC maintains a strong presence in low-income neighborhoods and involves people with diverse economic, social, and cultural backgrounds in its programs. NOC listens to the people, involves them in finding solutions, and treats then with respect. NOC’s core programs of education for children, health care, and workforce/community development activities create pathways for people to get ahead in life and improve their quality of life. These programs and NOC’s presence in these neighborhoods create positive synergies for social and economic transformation of the community.
Lastly, NOC is committed to diversity and inclusion in its organization, staffing, business practices, operations, and hiring practices without regard for gender, ethnicity, race, nationality, age, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, socioec