Norwescap’s mission is to strengthen communities by creating opportunities that improve the lives of low-income individuals and families. Our vision is to help build a community that transforms poverty into opportunity.
Norwescap works to accomplish this mission through a comprehensive array of strategies, programs and services that generally fall into six domains or categories of support:
Financial Capacity Building;
Health & Nutrition;
Housing & Community Development;
As an organization, we will invest our funding and management time in the highest value projects or agency improvements that can best help families and individuals reach self-sufficiency and strengthen our communities.
The values of an organization are core to what guides us at Norwescap, our core priorities and our identity. We are happy to present them and share them with the community.
VALUE – We will be dedicated to providing measureable value to our clients, community and our co-workers;
ADVENTUROUS – We will be adventurous, creative and innovative in bringing new resources to impacting poverty and improving our communities;
LOYAL – We will be loyal stewards holding the organization to the highest standards and earn the trust of the public and the community;
UNIFIED – We will be one unified agency representing the promise and hope of every person.
EMPATHETIC – We will be empathetic, understanding, nonjudgmental with our clients and passionate in our approaches to impacting poverty.
Our Commitment to Anti-Racism and Equity
Norwescap was founded in 1965 as part of the effort to eliminate poverty during the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, and that remains our central focus today. While we have made much progress on many fronts since that time, there are still deep, painful disparities that must be addressed. Central among those remaining issues is that poverty and race remain inextricably linked in the United States of America. This is the painful legacy of slavery, Jim Crow laws, segregation, red-lining, and the institutional racism that still stubbornly insinuates its tentacles into our daily lives. This truth is at the heart of the work that Norwescap does for the people we serve.
Racism is wrong and morally repugnant, and we must work together to end it. We cannot end poverty without addressing racism. To that end, Norwescap has adopted an Anti-Racism Resolution, which you can read in full here. We are committed to the work we must do internally to live up to our resolution, and to creating dialogue and driving progress in the communities we serve, in the State of New Jersey, and in our country.