March 4, 2014 (Golden, Colo.)– HomeAdvisor, a Golden-based company, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA), part of the world’s largest organization dedicated to preparing young people to thrive in the 21st century workplace. Through this partnership HomeAdvisor employees will dedicate 1,600 hours of volunteer time with JA in 2014 to help with educational finance programs.
JA plans several in-class and out-of-class activities that focus on entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness for students from kindergarten through high school. Last school year JA taught 110,459 Colorado students by partnering with 500 schools and working with 5,000 volunteers.
“We are extremely grateful for HomeAdvisor’s support,” said Robin Wise, president and CEO of JA. “Their volunteers serve as valuable role models by helping students understand the important part that education plays in their future.”
This partnership is part of HomeAdvisor’s volunteer benefit that allows employees to take a paid day off to volunteer with a non-profit of their choice. HomeAdvisor employees have volunteered with JA since 2010 and this new collaboration with the organization will provide additional opportunities to make an impact.
“Giving back to the community is an important part of the HomeAdvisor culture,” said HomeAdvisor’s CEO Chris Terrill. “This partnership with Junior Achievement not only embraces that community spirit, but it also provides guidance to budding entrepreneurs and support to an important organization.”
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HomeAdvisor is a leading website and mobile app provider offering resources for home repair and improvement projects. HomeAdvisor’s patented ProFinder technology matches homeowner projects to the nation’s largest network of over 85,000 pre-screened, customer-reviewed home improvement professionals. Homeowners can make informed home project decisions using resources including: Pro Reviews, featuring reviews from homeowners who have actually been connected with the service professionals they review; Cost Guide, providing average costs for projects coast-to-coast; Home911, offering dedicated 24/7 emergency home repair support; DesignMine, providing inspiration and collaboration for remodeling projects; as well as robust home tips and project planning tools. Access to all of the site’s features is free for homeowners, with no membership or fees required. HomeAdvisor is based in Golden, CO, and is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI).
About Junior Achievement- Rocky Mountain, Inc.
Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA) is part of the world’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, JA provides in-school and after-school programs for students, which focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. JA will provide programs to 114,000 students throughout the Metro Denver, Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming during the 2013/2014 school year. These programs are always free to school thanks to more than 5,000 volunteers and the generous support of doners. For more information, visit www.JAColorado.org.
Senior Director, Corporate Communications