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Beaufort Holiday Celebrations

Great holiday celebrations took place last week at the NOC Learning Centers in Beaufort! NOC students at Parkview and Marsh Pointe Apartments were thrilled with gifts provided by Santa’s Helpers (participants in Island Ladies Night Out, organized by Island News

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NOC’s Post-Matthew Storm Recovery Project

NOC has established a Special Storm Recovery Project to assist families severely impacted by Hurricane Matthew. At present, NOC is helping 13 families (52 people).
Because many of these families lost their homes, NOC is assisting them with 4-8 week

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Sharma Addresses Local Group

Dr. Narendra Sharma, NOC Board Chair, recently gave a talk to the Unitarian Church of the Lowcountryon Overcoming poverty and income-inequality: A global and local imperative. …  Dr. Sharma noted that we live in a constant state of flux where

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NOC chairman Narendra P. Sharma, in a special opinion article in the Island Packet, outlines the many ways in which NOC brings support and hope to underserved communities in Beaufort County.
Read the full editorial:
Also read:…

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An Hour a Day: Reaching For the American Dream

Carol Lineman spent several hours at NOC’s Cordillo Learning Center, observing the program in action, focusing especially on the internet-based Compass Learning software. She saw children completing homework under the supervision of teachers from our local schools. She spoke to…

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“Why you shouldn’t worry that South Carolina ACT scores fell last year.”

According to a recent article in the Beaufort Gazette, composite 2016 ACT scores, which indicate college readiness of high school seniors, declined in both South Carolina and Beaufort County.  The article (linked below) provides details on this shift in performance. 

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“Back to School 2016” at Parkview

Well over one hundred people participated in the first annual Parkview Experience: Back to School 2016, co-sponsored by Neighborhood Outreach Connection (NOC) and the Atlantic Housing Foundation. Rev. Antwan Milledge and his wife Sabrina, the United Community Group, and other

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Dear Friends:
I hope you, your family, and your friends enjoyed a happy 4th of July.
July 4th is a special day for us all … for Americans as well as for others who respect our core values of freedom,

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2016 "Fore the Teachers" Golf Tournament

Neighborhood Outreach Connection (NOC) focuses on creating opportunities within distressed neighborhoods on Hilton Head Island, in Greater Bluffton, and in Beaufort by connecting resources, services, and technology to the people who need them most.
 NOC’s flagship program is an after-school

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Words from the Chair

I visited NOC’s two Learning Centers in downtown Beaufort — Parkview and Marsh Pointe. I saw hope and optimism in the faces of the children who were there. After almost a year, these students are showing significant results in academic

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