To establish a level playing field for all members of our community, so all may enjoy a better quality of life.
Neighborhood Outreach Connection (NOC) is accountable to its members and the community and serves them with integrity, compassion, and commitment.
To help all individuals in the community achieve the “American Dream” – economic independence, and personal fulfillment.
Strategic Focus of NOC
NOC is Focusing on Critical Social Problems
- Poverty is a serious problem in Beaufort County, affecting 13% of the county’s population of 165,000.
- Almost 40% of the “new majority” student population (nearly 8,500 African American and Hispanic students) in public schools in Beaufort County fail to meet school standards, remain in school, and graduate on time with the right skills and knowledge Most of these students live in low income neighborhoods.
- Many people in low income neighborhoods to not have health insurance and access to affordable health care.
NOC Reaching Out
Fostering an enabling environment.—Establishing program center within the neighborhood as hub to provide support relating to education, health services, and workforce development.
Empowering people.—By bringing resources, services, and technology into the neighborhood.
Creating opportunities.—Through NOC’s program centers, technology, and education programs.
Enriching communities.—Building a strong sense of community and personal responsibility.
Improving quality of life. Through health screenings and health-related workshops conducted within the neighborhoods.