It’s important for us to be a part of a program that ensures that these students enter adulthood with solid knowledge on how to make good financial decisions,” said Wendy Kemp, Director of Community Relations at Quicken Loans.
Detroit, MI (PRWEB) June 15, 2011
Quicken Loans Inc., the nation’s largest online retail mortgage lender, is pleased to continue the educational work of Junior Achievement (JA) with the newly renamed Quicken Loans JA Finance Park in Detroit.
In addition to the name change, new interior and exterior signs were unveiled at the JA Champions for a New Economy award ceremony held May 19, 2011, which honored five individuals dedicated to making an economic impact both locally and regionally.
“We’ve seen many students benefit from the lessons learned at JA Finance Park,” said Wendy Kemp, Director of Community Relations at Quicken Loans. “The center fills a very important void that is left in traditional K-12 education – budgeting and financial responsibility. It’s important for us to be a part of a program that ensures that these students enter adulthood with solid knowledge on how to make good financial decisions.”
Since partnering with JA of Southeastern Michigan in 2006, the center, previously known as the Rock Financial JA Finance Park (Quicken Loans’ former Michigan-only brand), has helped more than 33,000 metro-Detroit middle and high school students learn financial literacy.
Quicken Loans JA Finance Park will continue to offer students invaluable hands-on lessons such as monthly household budgeting, balancing personal checkbooks and more.
For more information about Quicken Loans JA Finance Park, visit http://www.jamichigan.org/programs/quicken_loans_ja_finance_park.
About Quicken Loans Inc.:
Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation’s largest online retail mortgage lender and among the five largest overall retail home lenders in the United States. The company closed a record $29 billion in retail home loan volume across all 50 states in 2010, and recently closed its 1 millionth loan. Quicken Loans employs approximately 3,700 team members and generates loan production from five web centers located in Michigan, Ohio and Arizona. The company also operates a centralized loan processing facility in Michigan as well as its San Diego-based One Reverse Mortgage unit. Quicken Loans ranked #1 in customer satisfaction among all home mortgage lenders in the United States by J.D. Power and Associates for 2010. “QuickenLoans.com” has been named “Best of the Web” by Forbes and Money magazines. The company also has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s list of the country’s “100 Best Companies To Work For” eight consecutive years, ranking as high as #2, and named in the Top-15 of Computerworld magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work In Technology” for six years in a row. Quicken Loans ranked #1 in the Detroit Free Press’ ‘Top Workplaces of 2010’ List. The company recently moved its headquarters and 1,700 of its 3,700 full-time team members to downtown Detroit. For more information about Quicken Loans, please visit http://www.quickenloans.com.
About Rock Holdings Inc.:
Rock Holdings Inc. is the parent company for several financial services related businesses and employs more than 4,000 team members. These client-focused and technologically-driven companies include Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online home lender and One Reverse Mortgage unit, the fastest growing reverse mortgage lender in America; Title Source, a nationwide leader of title insurance and settlement services; Quicken Loans Mortgage Services (QLMS), a mortgage origination platform servicing community banks and credit unions across the country; In-House Realty, the preferred real estate partner of Quicken Loans that matches clients with trusted real estate agents in all 50 states; and, Quizzle.com, the online innovator and website where consumers manage their home, money and credit. Rock Holdings, Inc. also recently moved its headquarters to downtown Detroit.