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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. 

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.

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 in the News

EYES ON MILWAUKEE MATC Program Would Redevelop Homes Would partner with city, JCP Construction and the Social Development Commission on job training, blight elimination. https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2019/07/08/eyes-on-milwaukee-matc-program-would-redevelop-homes/

2019 Summit On Poverty Partnership

In October, the Social Development Commission and Marquette University will combine their expertise, resources and reach to host the 2019 Summit on Poverty and SWIM Conference. The conference theme is Self-Reflection, Hope and Collective Impact. This year we hold up a...

2019 Women In Trades Luncheon

It’s not often that you see women running construction sites but that’s exactly what may happen as SDC prepares more female workers for jobs in the construction industry. During a spring “Women in Trades” luncheon hosted by SDC, SDC facilitators brought together...

Women In Trades

In 2018, the Social Development Commission (SDC) launched a new initiative.  Locally, the construction industry was booming.  However, developers struggled to find a steady and qualified pool of workers.  With experienced construction workers retiring in...

2019 Annual Meeting

SDC’s Annual Meeting shines the spotlight on program alumni, new leaders, and mission.

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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