What's a NOCC?

What's a NOCC?

Two people wearing census shirts talking with an older gentleman on a street.

A Neighborhood Organizing Census Committee — or NOCC — is a group of volunteers based in a specific neighborhood working to ensure everyone in the community is counted!

Our NOCC program was all about putting the power in your hands — because the best way to make sure every community is counted is for communities to organize themselves. NOCCs will helped provide an organizational structure for local volunteers to do their own direct outreach to their friends, families, and neighbors, with support from NYC Census 2020.

Because all the NOCCs and their volunteers were rooted in their communities, have organic connections to the culture, needs, and resources of their neighborhoods. That’s how they built trust and helped people understand why the census is so important not just for New York City, but for their own local community.

Volunteers organized teach-ins, phone-banks, and text-banks to get out the count. Each volunteer chose which team they wanted to work with — and how much responsibility they wish to take on.

If you’re interested in continuing to volunteer to help get out the vote, head to on.nyc.gov/CallOutTheVote or on.nyc.gov/TextOutTheVote to learn more!