Poverty Warrior Spotlight!

Meet SDC’s Poverty Warrior of the Week: Housing Program Supervisor LaSonda Buck. Learn more about LaSonda and her role at SDC.

Cheer on SDC's Absolute Advantage Graduates!

Join us on Facebook LIVE this Friday, September 23rd at noon as we cheer on SDC’s Absolute Advantage Graduates! Learn more.

Register now for the 2022 Summit on Poverty

The 2022 Summit on Poverty is October 25th – 27th at the Wisconsin Center and streaming virtually. Register now to secure your spot.

The Youth Empowerment Workshop is back!

SDC’s Youth Empowerment Workshop is back! Youth ages 7-19 are invited to join us Saturdays from 9am-1130am! Register now.

Join the SDC Team!

SDC is hiring! Apply now to start your career with SDC and make a difference in the community.

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 Lead Safe Homes Program

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SDC’s Lead Safe Homes Program protects children and families from the hazards of lead by eliminating lead-based paint and creating lead-safe homes and rental properties.

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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.

Want to join the fight to eradicate poverty? That’s precisely what you will be doing when you become a sponsor of the Summit on Poverty. Click here to download the 2022 Summit on Poverty Sponsorship Book!

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.

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.

SDC in the News: Lead-safe home program expands in Wisconsin

The Social Development Commission (SDC) is pleased to spotlight the work of SDC's Lead Safe Homes program. Recently, SDC staff gathered with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary Karen Timberlake and Lead Policy team, West Allis Mayor Dan Devine,...

SDC in the News: Poverty’s unrelenting grip on Milwaukee

When talking with TMJ4, George Hinton, the CEO of the Social Development Commission, said poverty is expensive in non-traditional ways as well. “These homes, specifically in Milwaukee, are in such disrepair that their heat or air is going straight out of the window,”...

Meet SDC’s Poverty Warrior of the Week: LaSonda Buck

Meet the Social Development Commission (SDC)’s Housing Program Supervisor LaSonda Buck and learn more about her role at SDC: How long have you worked at SDC? I have worked at SDC for 18 months as a Housing Program Supervisor. What do you do at SDC? I am a Housing...

Meet SDC’s New ChefStart Cohort!

Join us in welcoming the latest cooks to SDC's ChefStart Culinary Training program! ChefStart is a six-week culinary and job readiness training program. The students are taught by SDC ChefStart Instructor Calvin Averhart and mentor Chef Michael Feker. Once completed,...

Meet SDC’s Poverty Warrior of the Week: Tony Boswell

Meet the Social Development Commission (SDC)’s Lead Housing Intake Specialist Tony Boswell and learn more about his role at SDC: How long have you worked at SDC? I have worked at SDC for 13 months. What do you do at SDC? I am a Lead Housing Intake Specialist. I work...

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.

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

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

9155 North 76th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53223

9004 West Lincoln Avenue
West Allis, WI 53227

6850 North Teutonia Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53209

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