Youth Empowerment Workshop

Join SDC’s 9-week workshop designed to promote healthy habits for youth ages 12-18 and their parents. Hurry registration closes this Saturday, January 22nd!

Milwaukee Emergency Rent Assistance

We believe rent assistance is essential as we help local families impacted by the pandemic.

Career Services

SDC helps people develop skills that companies value. From construction to culinary training, learn more about our career services.

Financial Services

As a senior living on a fixed income, Nileita needed help saving. And after working with SDC’s Financial Literacy coach, she was able to purchase a new car.

Residential Services

Improving homes to be more comfortable, safe, and energy efficient is not always possible when trying to make ends meet. Learn more about our Residential Services.

Education Services

It’s never too late to get your high school diploma. The next semester of SDC’s HSED/GED is starting soon. Sign up today.

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 …

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 Program Start Dates

Absolute Advantage
Tuesday, January 18th

Are you interested in construction? Join the upcoming cohort of the Absolute Advantage program and gain valuable knowledge you will need in the workforce.

GED / HSED Classes
Monday, January 24th

SDC’s Education Services helps adults of all ages earn their GED or HSED. Join us for the spring semester on January 24th and get started on earning your diploma!

ChefStart Culinary Training
Monday, February 7th

SDC’s ChefStart is a six-week culinary training program that prepares adults with the skills to move from a cook to a chef in a commercial kitchen.

The Social Development Commission Welcomes New Leadership to Support Research and Policy

MILWAUKEE, WI, January 13, 2022 – The Social Development Commission (SDC) is excited to welcome Jennifer Harris as the new Research and Policy Manager. Jennifer will be instrumental in leading research initiatives to influence the impact SDC has on individuals and...

SDC in the News – “This landlord was prepared to evict her tenant. Here’s why she didn’t.”

Evictions are surging in Wisconsin and Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service (NNS) is making sure renters and landlords are aware of resources like the Social Development Commission (SDC)'s Milwaukee Emergency Rent Assistance program. Checkout the news article: "After...

SDC in the News – “Money doesn’t entirely ‘fix’ the problem of poverty and housing insecurity”

"Money doesn't entirely 'fix' the problem of poverty and housing insecurity" - SDC CEO Dr. George Hinton The Social Development Commission (SDC)'s CEO Dr. Hinton recently spoke with WISN 12 about SDC's rent assistance program and its impact in the community. Checkout...

Senior Services Impact | SDC Annual Report 2020

Senior Companions When Wisconsin’s Governor Tony Evers issued a mandatory “Stay At Home” order during the height of the pandemic, regular social activities stopped. It left older adults isolated and detached from the usual check-ins that ensure seniors stay active,...

Youth Services Impact | SDC Annual Report 2020

Youth Advisory Council Today’s youth have something important to say. And by partnering with SDC, young people are leading important discussions that positively impact teens in our community. SDC’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is created for teens and is run by teens....

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