Poverty Warrior Spotlight!

Meet SDC’s Poverty Warrior of the Week: Lead Safe Homes Program Field Inspector Nicole Spoon. Learn more about Nicole and her role at SDC.

Become a Presenter at the 2022 Summit on Poverty

Are you interested or know someone who would be a great speaker at the 2022 Summit on Poverty, learn more and share the RFP!

SDC Food Pantry

Are you short on food? Learn more about SDC’s Emergency Food Pantry.

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

SDC GED/HSED Program

It’s never too late to get your high school degree! Don’t give up on your dream. Sign up now for our free GED and HSED classes.

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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.

Upcoming Events

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Register for the 2022 Summit on Poverty!

Registration is now open for the 2022 Summit on Poverty happening October 25-27, 2022 virtually and in person at the Wisconsin Center.

Learn more about the 2022 Summit on Poverty themeIn Pursuit of Resilience & Self-Determination. 

Due to COVID-19, we are offering virtual and in-person options for attendees. Take advantage of the FREE ticketing options available or purchase your ticket knowing that your funds are making a difference in your community.

Event Details
Date: October 25, 26, & 27, 2022
Location: Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53203, and Virtual
Virtual: We will once again be using the Whova App to virtually present the 2022 Summit on Poverty. You will receive a link with more information once you register.

Become a Speaker at the 2022 Summit on Poverty!

The 2022 Summit on Poverty Workshop Presenter Request for Proposals (RFP) has been released. You are invited to submit your workshop presentation on best practices and thought-provoking ideas, which consider our conference theme: In Pursuit of Resilience & Self-Determination.

If you are an interested speaker or know someone who should be a speaker at the Summit on Poverty, learn more and share the RFP.

Workshop submissions are due on August 26, 2022.

SDC Welcomes Governor Tony Evers for Grant Announcement

Governor Tony Evers recently stopped by the Social Development Commission (SDC) office to announce a new grant supporting Early Childhood Education training. Click Here to...

Meet SDC’s Poverty Warrior of the Week: Nicole Spoon

Meet the Social Development Commission (SDC)’s Lead Safe Homes Program Field Inspector Nicole Spoon: How long have you worked at SDC? I have been with SDC for almost one year. What do you do at SDC? I’m a Field Inspector with the Lead Safe Home program and I am in...

Meet SDC’s Poverty Warrior of the Week: Catherine Valle

Meet the Social Development Commission (SDC)’s Lead Safe Homes Program Assistant Catherine Valle: How long have you worked at SDC? I have worked at SDC for two years. What do you do at SDC? I’m the Program Assistant for the Lead Safe Home program and I am in charge of...

Meet SDC’s Poverty Warrior of the Week: Dartaja Carr

Meet the Social Development Commission (SDC)’s Community Organizer Dartaja Carr: How long have you worked at SDC? I have worked at SDC for one month. What do you do at SDC? As a Community Organizer, I conduct outreach and organize residents year-round, listening to,...

Meet SDC’s Poverty Warrior of the Week: Ofelia Mondragon

Meet the Social Development Commission (SDC)’s Residential Services Healthy Home Lead Abatement Manager Ofelia Mondragon: How long have you worked at SDC? 11 years. I started at SDC in 2010 left for a few months in 2019, but came back to support housing efforts and...

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SDC-Main Office
1730 West North Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53205
414.906.2700

SDC-Chase Avenue
2968 South Chase Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207

SDC-Northwest
9155 North 76th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53223

SDC-Southwest
9004 West Lincoln Avenue
West Allis, WI 53227

SDC-Teutonia
6850 North Teutonia Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53209
414.963.2684

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