We are driven by the love of Christ to love our neighbors as ourselves. At Northside Outreach Ministry, this love takes shape in our mission as described below.

Restoring Our Streets To Dwell In

  • The per capita income in Highland Park is $15,738. (American Factfinder)
  • 40.70% of adults have no high school diploma.
  • Highland Park is ranked as a 9 on a scale of 10, with 10 being the highest on the Community Disadvantage Index (CDI). This index has been shown to be a key correlate of the risk for violence and is generally considered to be a more reliable] indication of disadvantage than any single indicator used by itself. (OJJDP SMART SYSTEM)

Through outreach and standing as a loving example, the NOC strives to restore caring community to the streets of Highland Park. In partnership with local civic and religious organizations, we aim to bring economic and spiritual revitalization to our neighborhood.

People praying in Highland Park in Richmond

Reclaiming This Generation

  • As of 2011, the federal government granted the Virginia Department of Education permission to replace “adequate yearly progress” (AYP) reports, with an accreditation and accountability ratings system. In the 2015-2016 school year, 5 of the 5 schools in the Census Tract 108, 109 and 110 (Overby-Sheppard Elementary, Henderson and Martin Luther King Middle Schools, and John Marshall and Armstrong High Schools) received a rating of “focused” and “priority” due to failing to meet state and federal SOL standards.
  • Crime incidents in Richmond Public Schools are 2-4 times higher in seven out of nine categories than the state public schools average. (VA Dept. of Education)
  • 19.85% of the children in the 108, 109 and 110 Census Tracts of the Highland Park community are living in poverty. (2010 Census)

Knowing that the current generation of children and youth determine our future, the NOC places a great emphasis on reaching the young. Through our ministries, we are able to build and maintain lasting, positive relationships with kids who are greatly in need of love, encouragement, guidance, and support.

Man tutoring child in Highland Park Richmond

Rebuilding Families

  • 60% of Highland Park households with children are single parent homes compared to the state average of 30%. (2010 Census and Country Health Rankings and Roadmaps)
  • 51% of family households are raising children that are related but not their own. (American FactFinder)

The NOC believes in the sanctity and value of the family. We believe that many of the problems in high-crime, low income neighborhoods are directly linked to the breakdown of the family unit, so we strive to support, challenge, and uplift adults hoping that they will learn to do the same in their own families.

Family in Highland Park

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We help the neighborhood, families and individuals in Highland Park in Richmond.

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