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     An update on challenges facing NOC’s Oaks Learning Center in Hilton Head Island was featured in a WHHI TV interview on May 11, 2020.
     At issue: The Oaks Board and Management has terminated operation of NOC’s successful after school and

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NOC Responds to COVID-19

NOC was the focus of a recent Op-Ed article by Dr. Narendra P. Sharma, NOC Founder and Board Chair (above left), and Dr. Douglas K. Fletcher, NOC Board member, in the Island Packet. 
“The COVID-19 virus has touched everyone in

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An Act of Kindness in a Time of Stress

On Friday, April 10, Amanda Peterson and her friends came to NOC’s ONYX Learning Center in Bluffton to deliver 24 Easter baskets for the students at the ONYX center. This generous act of kindness brought much joy to the students

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We are under duress because of the COVID-19 pandemic which spares no one as it affects people everywhere with debilitating or deadly results. This pandemic is not only a health issue, but it also poses serious social and economic

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NOC Success Stories at St. Luke's Learning Center

XIMENA… has been attending NOC since the summer 2019 program when she was a Pre-Kinder student. She spoke very little English and was very shy. Ximena was having difficulty completing Pre-K level work as she did not know numbers, names

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Corona Virus Spread Closes SC Schools and NOC Centers

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
NOC’s Protocol for Safety and Good Health
 …Following South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster announcement of March 15, 2020, to close all schools in the state effective, Monday, March 16, through March 31, 2020, we have closed

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NOC Earns Guidestar Platinum Seal of Transparency

NOC is pleased to announce that it has received the Guidestar Platinum Seal of Transparency (see link below).
NOC has always placed great importance on integrity, accountability, and transparency in its operations, business transactions, and financial management. NOC has established

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Hilton Head, Bluffton, Beaufort:

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NOC Response to Island Packet Article

In its February 11, 2020 article (‘Beaufort Co. after-school program may be forced to relocate third site in two years” – see link below), the Island Packet’s motive regarding the Neighborhood Outreach Connection (NOC) is not clear. The focus of

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ONYX (Simmons Cay) Center in Bluffton Flourishing

The last six months have been a busy period for the children, parents, and field staff and volunteers at NOC’s center at ONYX (Simmons Cay) in Bluffton.
About 40 children have registered in NOC’s after school and summer learning programs.

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