Community Collaborations

The Social Development Commission is dedicated to the knowledge that poverty is a problem that no one agency, individual or governmental body can resolve.  SDC is determined to build partnerships at all levels in an effort to bring to the table the ideas, expertise and energy of many to support county residents who come to the agency for help.

SDC is constantly searching for ways to increase involvement with others both within and outside Milwaukee County so we may better serve individuals and families.  These partnerships can take on the form of ongoing programs or collaborations like the Milwaukee Asset Building Coalition and the Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative or for individual projects and annual events like the Spring Community Job and Resource Fair and the Milwaukee Fatherhood Summit.

Partners help SDC extend its reach and effectiveness in reaching the low-income community. By working with businesses, governmental agencies, faith based and other community based organizations, we are able to bring new expertise and resources to the table. By collaborating together, these partnerships are able to accomplish more than the individual members independently.

Partners that SDC has or is currently working with include:

Asset Builders Inc.
Aurora Health Care
Blood Center of Wisconsin
BMO Harris Bank
Brewery Credit Union
Center for Self Sufficiency
Christ Child Society
City of MKE Health Department
Congregation Sinai
Consumer Credit Counseling Service
Cousins Subs
Discovery World Museum
First Book
Gerald Ignace Center
Great Midwest Bank
Greater New Birth Church
Outreach Community Health Centers
Impact Inc.
Independence First
La Causa
Landmark Credit Union
M&I Bank
Milwaukee Admirals
Milwaukee Brewers
Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee County Department of Child Support
Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative
Milwaukee Public Schools Recreation Department
New Horizon Center
North Shore Bank
Orthodox Christian Women’s Association of SE Wisconsin
Parklawn Assembly of God Church
Prince Hall Masonic Lodge
Safe Babies- Healthy Families
Sam’s Hope
Sprecher Brewery
St. Mark’s AME Church
UW Extension
Wells Fargo Bank
Wisconsin Humanities Council


Making a difference today, while investing in tomorrow

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