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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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In a recent interview with WHHI, Dr. Narendra Sharma, Founder & Chair, of Neighborhood Outreach Connection (NOC),  discussed negative changes occurring in neighborhoods  in  Hilton Head Island — neighborhoods that provide affordable housing for working families and retirees living on

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Expelled Oaks Children Rescued by Good Samaritans


On December 30, 2019, NOC was ordered by the Oaks Apartments Board of Directors not to allow children (25 to 30 active students) residing outside the Oaks to attend NOC’s after school and summer learning programs starting in January 2020. 

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Sad Farewell


William “Bill” Evans, NOC Board member, passed away on December 11, 2019, at his home on Lady’s Island in Beaufort, SC.
Follow this link for a tribute to his lifelong commitment and service to education: Bill Evans-tribute…

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