Option One partners with CampusMBA to promote diversity MortgagePress.comDiversity, Homeownership in underserved communities, CampusMBA, Option One As homeownership increases throughout underserved communities, the need for mortgage professionals representing these communities will continue to grow. Irvine, Calif.-based Option One Mortgage Corporation and CampusMBA, the educational arm of the Mortgage Bankers Association, have joined forces to promote diversity in the real estate finance industry through education programs and community outreach. The partnership will focus on promoting diversity within four major groups: Option One associates; mortgage brokers who do business with Option One; the company's strategic partners, such as community outreach organizations that work with underserved groups to help them achieve homeownership; and Option One's interns or college recruits. "By offering scholarships to CampusMBA's programs, we strengthen our reputation as a company that values and promotes diversitynot only within our own organization, but within the larger financial services industry as well, said Larry Gilmore, Option One's director of housing, industry and trade relations. Broader access to education for those who serve diverse markets, including our associates, college recruits, loan originators and community advocates, ultimately improves the way we serve the needs of all our customers for mortgage products and services." For more information, visit www.oomc.com or www.campusmba.org.