Community Action Month

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 …

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.


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.

Your Money, Your Goals

SDC Partners with Consumer Financial Protection Bureau New Collaboration helps consumers manage money, achieve financial stability SDC is pleased to announce a new partnership. Along with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), SDC has launched...

News Release – District Elections 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Brooks, Marketing and Communications Specialist 414.906.2744/ SDC Seeks Candidates to Run for Board of Commissioner Position, Fight Poverty (Milwaukee, WI)— It is one of the...

VITA Program 2019

SDC’s VITA Program in Full Swing as April 15 Deadline Approaches Free program provides tax help to people making less than $58,000 a year Every little bit helps. At least that’s what retired dietician Deloris Racy says as she and her husband anticipate a...

Senior Companion Program

A Day in SDC’s Senior Companion Program If you happen to hear jazz coming from Bob’s apartment, there’s a good chance Joe, the SDC senior companion is there. On this day, the gentlemen sit in Bob’s cozy, sun-filled apartment listening to Miles Davis’ Kind...

Super Senior Friday 2019

In a morning Zumba class, the music is blasting. You can feel the bass shake the floor as shouting participants clap, beat drums and shake their hips to Bruno Mars’ Uptown Funk. Unless you peeked inside, you’d never guess that these energetic dancers are...

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.

SDC does not discriminate in its programs, activities, facilities, employment, or educational opportunities on the basis of a
person’s sex, race, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or disability.

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