Skip to main content

News Room

This is the latest news from SCCAP. For more information, please contact Doug Wilson, Director of Communications and Development at doug@insccap.org.

SCCAP Partners with Fifth Third Bank to Bring Financial Assistance to the Community

The South Central Community Action Program has partnered with Fifth Third Bank to bring essential financial guidance to Bloomington residents through the eBus this month.

Fifth Third Bank’s eBuses are 40-foot retrofitted city buses that feature Internet connectivity powered by satellite technology. Fifth Third’s eBus I and eBus II travel throughout Fifth Third’s markets to reach individuals and neighborhoods in low- and moderate-income areas that have been traditionally underserved by banks. eBuses provide community members access to professional financial advice and guidance. 

Now, in addition to one-on-one credit counseling and financial education, the eBuses offer free access to NextJob’s proprietary job search and training software to all eBus event guests. The Bank and NextJob have previously worked together to offer the homeowner reemployment program to troubled mortgage borrowers, and the Job Seeker’s Toolkit to all Fifth Third customers who bank online and who desire to find a job and or take the next step in their career path. 

A self-contained mobile classroom on wheels, the eBus is Internet-equipped with 14 computer terminals for instructor-led or self-directed homeownership and credit counseling programs, and access to comprehensive financial services information. Fifth Third community development officers, mortgage professionals and retail banking staff will be on board the eBus along with community partners to promote financial literacy, homeownership assistance and foreclosure prevention in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.

“The mission of our Financial Empowerment Mobiles is to make quality financial services available to everyone and empower them to take control of their financial future,” said Scenario Adebesin, Senior Vice President of Community and Economic Development, Fifth Third Bank, Central Indiana. “We are proud to stand with so many great community organizations to offer these crucial financial services to the residents of Bloomington”.

Bloomington eBus Schedule

Tuesday, August 20, 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm -- Broadview Learning Center of Monroe County, 705 W. Coolidge Drive

Wednesday, August 21, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Bloomington Housing Authority, 1007 N. Summitt Street

To view event flyer, go to: http://www.scribd.com/doc/159188450/eBus-Bloomington