Noble in the Community
Noble in the Community encompasses the ways the Noble Research Institute engages with the community. Its purpose is to facilitate opportunities for the Noble Research Institute to enrich people's lives and build stronger communities through various community engagement programs:
- Noble Academy, the educational outreach program.
- Team Noble, hands-on volunteer opportunities that allow employees to participate in community service activities together.
Since its creation in 2014, Team Noble has become a recognizable force for change in the Ardmore community. Employees who choose to volunteer wear green "Team Noble" T-shirts and join together to assist with community events, bring cheer to veterans, beautify the community by picking up trash, and more.
"It was wonderful to have the Noble workers be able to come during the workday. We didn't have to spend many evenings and weekends working this year. With all the moving and extra challenges, I do not know how we would have done it without the Noble Research Institute's help."
— Joyce Davenport, Toys for Tots Carter County coordinator
Team Noble Activities
- Ardmore Corporate Fitness Challenge
- Ardmore Soup Kitchen
- A2A Marathon
- A2A Trash Pick Up
- Black Gold Festival
- Cities in Schools Corporate Challenge
- Cities in Schools Summer Program Lunch Service
- Earth Day Expo
- Fiesta Oklahoma
- Food Drive/Food Resource Center of Southern Oklahoma
- Girls on the Run
- Gloria Ainsworth International Luncheon
- Habitat for Humanity
- Lake Murray Cleanup
- March of Dimes/March for Babies
- Military Care Packages
- Relay for Life
- Taste of Ardmore
- Therapy Dog Visits
- Toys for Tots – Distribution
- Toys for Tots – Parade
- Toys for Tots – Sorting
- Veterans Center Visits
- United Way
"We all have something that motivates us. I believe strongly in doing what I can do to help our younger generation and our community. I'm proud to work at an organization that believes in service, too. Regardless of the cause, it is enjoyable to be out serving the community with co-workers."
— Xin Ding, Ph.D., Noble Research Institute research scientist
By the Numbers
In 2016, 210 employees contributed 2,672 volunteer hours through Team Noble.
Within its first three years (from 2014 to 2016), Noble in the Community invested nearly $200,000 into the community through employees' time, talent and resources. This number is based on the Independent Sector, which estimates the value of volunteer time in Oklahoma is $22 per hour.