Sponsors and Community Partners
The ability to sustain the Community Connect eBus program is made possible thanks to our wonderful sponsors:
New in 2019, we are excited to announce our newest Sponsor and Community Partnership with Chemical Bank.
The Chemical Bank Mobile Empowerment Center will be hitting the road in June 2019, starting in Michigan and traveling throughout Chemical Bank markets supporting our mission of bringing financial literacy and education directly to neighborhoods in low- and moderate-income areas that have been traditionally underserved by banks, empowering them to take control of their financial future.
Fifth Third Bank
We are thrilled to celebrate our 15th year of partnership with Fifth Third Bank!
Fifth Third's award winning Financial Empowerment program utilizes our eRig Financial Empowerment Mobile. It will travel throughout the bank's markets to reach neighborhoods in low- and moderate-income areas that have been traditionally underserved by banks. The eRig, Fifth Third Bank and local community partners work to help people file their taxes, apply for FAFSA funds for college, and bring quality financial services directly to the communities they serve. The eRig is staffed by Fifth Third professionals and to date, over 400,000 people have boarded the buses to gain access to financial education and services.
California Franchise Tax Board
Community Connect is excited to be partnering with the California Franchise Tax Board and VITA volunteers to educate people about the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) that is modeled after the federal credit. The amount of the cash-back tax credit depends on income and family size. To qualify for at least one of the two cash-back credits, your wages need to be less than $54,000. People don’t need to pay to have their taxes prepared. The eBus comes to their neighborhoods and friendly IRS-certified volunteers help prepare them for free.
Assistance League of Phoenix
Bank of America
California State Board of Personnel
Chase Home Finance
Pearson Digital Learning
San Diego County
Union Bank of California
Wells Fargo Bank
Community Connect eBuses are used to connect communities by bringing financial literacy training, community and veteran outreach, and when needed, disaster response assistance resources directly to communities across the United States. We could not accomplish this mission without the support and assistance of our community partners including:
Pathway Resource Center, Inc.
IMPACT Community Agency
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Homeward Bound Homeless Shelter
Boys and Girls Club
MLK Community Center
Housing Resources, Inc.
Community Action Agency
Broadview Learning Center
ClearPoint Credit Counseling
Stand Down Apprisen
Hispanic America Council
Eversharp Veteran’s Inc.
The Community Connect program is made possible through sponsorships, strategic partnerships and the support of our community partners. If you would like to become a program sponsor or donate to help us continue our mission, please contact Ingrid Jimenez, Director of Administration, at 916-418-5100 or by email at .