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

Our COVID 19 Response

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

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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 …

New Programs

Milwaukee Rental Assistance Program

The Milwaukee Rental Assistance Program, also know as M.R.A.P., is accepting inquiry forms. Click here for more information.

Milwaukee Rental Assistance Program

We Are Here For YOU

Students ages 8-19 will receive FREE tutoring, homework help, computer lab access, and support to build positive coping skills during this challenging time of COVID-19.
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Services & Programs


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.

How Many Times Do We Have To Watch Them Die?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information Contact: Kim Dawson-Brooks Marketing and Communication Specialist 414.906.2744 / How Many Times Do We Have To Watch Them Die?  Wisconsin’s Largest Community Action Agency Demands Policy Change After...

SDC Celebrates National Senior Citizen Day!

At SDC, we love to celebrate Milwaukee County residents who make a difference in our community. That's why our Senior Services team went all out for National Senior Citizens Day. We honored local seniors with a creative drive-by! National Senior Citizens Day...

Fox6 News: SDC’s WRAP Program

The Social Development Commission continues to provide more Wisconsin residents with rental assistance through the Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program. To learn more about the status of this important program and why additional funding may be needed, watch this Fox6...

District 1 and District 2 Voters Cast Ballot in SDC Election

"It's important to vote. You complain about things but if you don't vote, what can you do about it? When you vote, you have a voice."                                                                                 -Remarks from a District Two Voter    ...

CEO George Hinton Speaks Out on Systemic Racism

  Dear Friends: As I write this letter, protesters have been marching in the streets for 20 days in a row. Young protesters - of all races- show no signs of slowing down. As long as our loud, collective voice can be heard, police brutality and systemic racism...

Upcoming Events

Summit On Poverty 2020 – Postponed

In case you haven’t heard, after consulting our partners, we decided to postpone the 2020 Summit on Poverty until 2021. We believe at this time, our resources must be used to alleviate the pain and suffering in our community.

This is tough, but we’ll recover together.

We just want to remind you that we’re here and we’re ready to fight for the people we serve.

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

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