In order to challenge social and economic injustices in Orange County, neighborhood residents must be at the forefront of unifying and strengthening working and immigrant families. For this reason, OCCORD has developed a neighborhood organizing program which consists of identifying, recruiting, training, and empowering neighborhood leaders through hands-on organizing campaigns that raise the quality of life in their communities. These neighborhood leaders are recruited as Neighborhood Organizing Committee (NOC).
An NOC leader is a resident in the community that has demonstrated a strong commitment to the betterment of their home and community by taking direct action through organizing and civic participation. This commitment is shown by their consistent and proactive participation in meetings, actions, trainings, and campaign planning. Most importantly, a NOC has taken the step to grow as a leader and to organize other neighbors to join in empowering their neighborhood.