Education Services

Education leads to your pathway to success. 

Senior Services

Your path doesn’t end when you become a senior.

Career Services

The right career will lead to your pathway of success. 

Summit on Poverty & SWIM Conference

Empowering Milwaukee County residents with the resources to move beyond poverty.

For more than 50 years, the Social Development Commission (SDC) has served as a planner, coordinator, and provider of human service programs for low-income individuals and families in Milwaukee County. SDC was established in 1963 as an intergovernmental commission under Wisconsin State Statute 66.0125. In 1964, the SDC became the only Community Action Agency for Milwaukee County. read more …


It’s never too late to get your high school degree! Don’t give up on your dream. Sign up now for our FREE General Educational Development (GED) classes and start on the road to achieving you dream.

ChefStart Culinary

You love to cook. So, launch a career or just take your skills to the next level.

Our ChefStart Culinary program will show you how.

VITA Free Tax Preparation

Get your taxes done for FREE if your income was $58,000 or less. Don’t fall prey to those predatory tax services. Let our certified tax preparers file your taxes for FREE. Then talk to a financial coach and one of our partnering financial institutions about how you can turn a dream into reality.

Senior Services

As your age goes up, so do your benefits. You may be eligible for programs that increase your income.

Absolute Advantage

Are you a recent graduate, unemployed or underemployed? Are you interested in entering the construction industry, receiving certification, and being ready to find a great paying new job?


Earn your high school diploma and get construction experience at the same time.

SDC’s Strategic Planning Session

SDC's Strategic Planning Session In the auditorium where SDC’s CEO, program managers and commissioners gather, someone raises a hand and shouts, “Empower customers by asking them what they need.” The meeting facilitator takes out a marker and writes the comment on a...

Absolute Advantage Program Leads to Jobs

Social Development Commission’s Absolute Advantage Program Leads to Higher Salaries in Construction Industry Six months ago, Anthony Addison was stuck and stressed out. He needed to make more money to sustain his family.  The stakes were high. His next career move...

Wisconsin Secretary’s Visit SDC

Wisconsin’s Veteran Affairs Secretary Mary Kolar and Peter Barca, Department of Revenue Secretary Discuss State Budget at Social Development Commission After selecting SDC’s North Avenue headquarters to announce highlights from Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers state...

Youth Flag Football Program Yields Positive Results On and Off Field

Youth Flag Football Program Yields Positive Results On and Off Field Early Saturday morning, boys between the ages of 10 and 16 gather on grassy fields at Moody Park. It is a sticky, humid day in early July but the young football players don’t seem to mind the heat. A...

Stop Your Energy Bill from Haunting You

Energy Efficiency Tricks to Stop Your Energy Bill from Haunting You REBECCA MATULKA of the U.S. Energy Department www.energy.gov This Halloween, keep ghosts and goblins at bay -- while saving energy and money -- with these home energy efficiency tricks. | Infographic...

A Special Thanks To Our Appointed Partner Agencies

Our Board of Commissioners consists of representatives of three different sectors of the community. One-third of the members are appointed by public officials and a third are appointed by the private sector.

CR-Social Development Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. If you need this information interpreted to a language you understand or in a different format, please contact La Toya Jones, Equal Opportunity Officer, at 414-906-2823 or ljones@cr-sdc.org. Callers who are deaf or hearing or speech-impaired may reach us at Wisconsin Relay Number 711.

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