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The Social Development Commission (SDC) has served as the only Community Action Agency for Milwaukee County,
and the largest of the 18 members of the state's WISCAP organization. Nationwide, Community Action Agencies work
to improve the lives of low-income residents in their community. All (Community Action Programs) CAP agencies
belong to the National Community Action Partnership created in the 1960s to fight the War on Poverty.

SDC works to move low-income residents out of poverty by Providing Pathways from Poverty to Success.

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Poverty Matters Summit 2018

This year, SDC will be hosting its annual Summit On Poverty in partnership with WISCAP's annual Poverty Matters! conference. Through this partnership, we will engage the community as we address our theme; Sharing Our Stories, Cultivating Our Solutions: Closing the Rural-Urban Divide. If you are interested in being one of this year's workshop presenters, please submit your proposal by following the "Read More" link...


ProStart Culinary Arts Training

Love to cook? Interested in making a career of it, but can't afford training? Discover more about how you can take your passion for the kitchen and turn it into a paycheck or even your own business! REGISTER NOW and select the time of year the class works best for your schedule! Follow your dreams and get cookin' today.



Do you receive Energy Assistance? Do you rent or own your home? If you answered yes to these questions, contact SDC's Weatherization program to find out if we can SAVE YOU MONEY on your energy bills! If you are interested in the program and want to find out if you qualify, contact us today at 414.906.2727 or wx@cr-sdc.org. We look forward to helping you save money throughout the year!


Absolute Advantage Construction Job Training

Begin a career in a well-paying industry! Register now for one of SDC's Absolute Advantage Information Sessions and learn all about our construction job training course. The course is only 9-weeks and you'll graduate with accredited national certification and prepared to enter the construction industry as a general laborer. Information Sessions for our summer course will be held on May 8 and May 10, and on August 7 and August 9 for the fall course. Sign-up now! This course has proven results with several graduates obtaining employment in a livable wage job prior to or shortly following graduation.


YouthBuild Construction Training & Education Courses

If you're 18 - 24, you can GET PAID for job training in the construction field, and earn your GED or HSED register now for YouthBuild! In addition to job training and your diploma, graduates of this FREE program earn national certification for the construction field and OSHA, Enrollment in both job training and an education course is required. To enroll, you MUST ATTEND a MANDATORY Information Session. The sessions will take place daily May 7 - 11 and August 6 - 10. Register now and build your future!


General Educational Development (GED)

Take the next step in growing your education! SDC's GED program offers daytime classes to help you earn your GED! Plus, we offer continuous enrollment so you don't have to wait to start class. Find out more and apply today.


Senior Companion Program

We are in need of Seniors for our Senior Companion! Being a companion brings joy to home bound and disabled seniors. Find out how you can join today!


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