Santa Maria Community Services to help Families Empower their Lives Financially by Hosting a Block Party that Includes Fifth Third Bank eBus

Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. is proud to announce that it will be hosting a Block Party at its East Price Hill location, 3208 Warsaw Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45205, on April 6, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This year’s Block Party promises to be bigger and better than ever before, with the Fifth Third Bank Financial Empowerment Mobile, or eBus, set to be the main attraction. The eBus is a mobile financial services center that provides a range of financial education and empowerment resources to individuals and families in underserved communities.

The Financial Empowerment Mobile is a 40-foot customized vehicle transformed into a mobile classroom unit. The mobile operating unit is equipped with internet accessible computer workstations powered by satellite technology and staffed by Fifth Third Employees.

The purpose of the Financial Empowerment Mobile is to provide information and counseling on services, educational tools and financial products, to unbanked, underserved communities within Fifth Third’s footprint.

Throughout the year, in partnership with local and community organizations, the vehicle travels to low-and moderate income and high minority communities to offer much needed access to credit counseling, financial education, homeownership down payment assistance, online account opening tools, and many other bank products and services.

Residents will be able to board the Fifth Third Bank eBus for the following services:

  • Credit report review with a professional banker
  • Personal evaluation of finances
  • Financial education
  • Internet banking and bill payment tutorials
  • Online account openings
  • Loan application referrals

“We are happy to have the Fifth Third Financial Empowerment Bus join us for another year,” said Austin Tebelman, Financial Literacy Coordinator at Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. “This will be a great event that will include food, games, and even prizes. We are grateful to spend a day giving back to a community that gives us so much. This will be a great opportunity for people to learn how to control their finances as well as have some fun. People of all ages are welcome as we will have something for everybody.”

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About Fifth Third
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the indirect parent company of Fifth Third Bank, National Association, a federally chartered institution. As of June 30, 2021, the Company had $205 billion in assets and operates 1,096 full-service Banking Centers, and 2,369 Fifth Third branded ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. In total, Fifth Third provides its customers with access to approximately 53,000 fee-free ATMs across the United States. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Wealth & Asset Management. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of June 30, 2021, had $483 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $61 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations through its Trust and Registered Investment Advisory businesses. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at Fifth Third’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ® Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.”

About Santa Maria Community Services, Inc.
Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization originally founded by the Sisters of Charity in 1897 and place-based in Cincinnati Ohio’s Price Hill community. Santa Maria provides more than 2,500 individuals with educational tools and resources to build strong families, promote healthy residents, and foster neighborhood revitalization. Our Price Hill Family Centers provide a welcoming environment and the coaching, support, and flexibility to assist families to achieve their identified goals toward stabilization and self-sufficiency. Our mission is to be a catalyst and advocate for Greater Price Hill families to attain their educational, financial, and health goals. Our vision is for Greater Price Hill to be a vibrant, thriving, and self-sustaining community. Learn more at


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Christy Cauley                                                            March 6, 2023

Santa Maria Community Services, Inc.

(513) 557-7297