SDC Poverty Warrior Spotlight!

Meet the SDC’s Career Services  Instructor Coordinator Ceara (CJ) Jackson and learn more about her role at SDC.

Meet Absolute Advantage Graduate John Bailey

After a spending time in prison, John Bailey was motivated to take construction training and register for SDC’s Absolute Advantage program. Learn more.

Healthcare Discovery Workshop

Discover the many opportunities healthcare has to offer with SDC’s Healthcare Discovery Workshop!

Wisconsin Help for Homeowners is here!

U​p to $40,000 per household may be available to help with overdue housing bills.​​

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 …

Featured Programs

Absolute Advantage Construction Training

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Are you interested in entering the construction industry, receiving certification, and being prepared to find a great paying new job? If so, register now to learn more about SDC’s Absolute Advantage Pre-Apprenticeship Class.

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Our COVID 19 Response

The Social Development Commission is open to the public. For more information click the button below.

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Services & Programs

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Emergency Services

Life happens. And we are here to help in your time of need.

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Career Services

We provide career pathways to fulfilling work that help people develop skills that companies value.

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Education Services

Start down the path to success with us. Achieve your educational dreams.

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Financial Services

Money is an important tool. And we offer financial programs to help Milwaukee residents move beyond poverty.

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Mental Health & Wellness Services

SDC is committed to making a variety of health and wellness services accessible to children and adults.

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Nutrition Services

SDC’s Nutrition Services team is working in the community and providing an important link to critical resources.

Residential Services

SDC provides a variety of home services for qualifying low-income residents in the City of Milwaukee.

Senior Services

For seniors, regular activity and being involved are some of the most important things you can do for your health.

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Youth Services

Youth Services helps young people make positive life choices that build character and strengthen families as a whole.

Meet SDC’s Poverty Warrior of the Week: Ceara (CJ) Jackson

Meet the Social Development Commission (SDC)’s Instructor Coordinator Ceara (CJ) Jackson: How long have you worked at SDC? I have worked at SDC for three months. What do you do at SDC? I am a West Allis Instructor Coordinator for SDC's Career Services. What motivates...

Meet SDC’s Poverty Warrior of the Week: Tashika Coleman

Meet the Social Development Commission (SDC)’s Program Coordinator Tashika Coleman: How long have you worked at SDC? I have worked at SDC for six months. What do you do at SDC? I am a Program Coordinator for ChefStart, Skills Enhancement, and Career Enhancement. What...

Meet SDC’s Poverty Warrior of the Week: Jesse Vail

Meet the Social Development Commission (SDC)’s Community Health Educator Jesse Vail: How long have you worked at SDC? I have worked at SDC for three months. What do you do at SDC? I am a Community Health Educator. What motivates you? Why do you do this work? Knowing...

Meet John Bailey | SDC’s Absolute Advantage Construction Training

 Like many of us, John Bailey has endured some obstacles. After a spending time in prison, he was motivated to join a pre-apprenticeship construction training program and applied for SDC's Absolute Advantage. "I told myself give it a chance and I gave myself a...

Meet SDC’s Poverty Warrior of the Week: Lynn Clark

Meet the Social Development Commission (SDC)’s HSED Instructor Lynn Clark: How long have you worked at SDC? I have worked at SDC since September 2017 What do you do at SDC? My title is Assistant Instructor, but I identify as the SDC HSED Instructor. What motivates...

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 Callers who are deaf or hearing or speech-impaired may reach us at Wisconsin Relay Number 711.

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