Faces

NOC Students at Cordillo  Are Eager to Learn

Children at the Cordillo Learning Center are benefiting immensely from NOC’s Monday through Thursday after school program, where they receive support from teachers from local public schools and volunteers. The students receive help in completing their homework, as well as

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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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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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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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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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NOC Impacting Young Lives


How does NOC impact young people’s lives?  Jhen wrote the following brief letter after attending the after school program at the Simmons Cay NOC Learning Center in Bluffton.
I am writing about my experience at NOC. First I have to

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NOC Children Enjoy Chess


NOC has partnered with First Presbyterian Church of Hilton Head Island to introduce an eight week pilot chess class this summer at its Cordillo Program Center in Hilton Head.  This pilot program is designed to introduce to children in low

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NOC Connects with Parents and Children


An important component of the NOC model is the connection with parents and children through its presence within neighborhoods. NOC involves parents proactively in its education programs (preschool, after school, and summer learning).  Recent meetings at the Oaks, Cordillo, and

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Cordillo Kids Want to Play Tennis

   It was delightful to see some of the children in Cordillo having fun on the tennis courts owned by the Town of Hilton Head Island.  The children were making good use of a sunny day that was perfect for being

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Cordillo Students Excel



Five students at NOC’s Cordillo Program Center, realizing that they were about to be out of school for the  four-day MLK weekend, decided to take the initiative to ask Program Manager Kaci Hollingsworth if they could have extra math worksheets

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