Can you imagine having to pay $350 to a commercial tax preparation service when you live on $23,000 a year?
Through the Social Development Commission weatherization program, low-income residents may qualify for free weatherization services to significantly lower utility costs.
Who would want to be paid to gain national certification for the construction industry and earn their HSED or GED diploma?
Can you imagine living in the United States on two dollars a day? What if the only income your family had was from donating plasma?
Low-income residents continue to seek sustainable-wage jobs but cannot obtain those jobs without training. Construction projects continue to change the skyline, but the industry needs qualified candidates to fill the void of skilled laborers.
Individuals with a passion for improving conditions for low-income residents of Milwaukee County, and have a desire to serve our community, should consider candidacy for the Social Development Commission (SDC) Board of Commissioners. The Commission is seeking candidates for the special election on Friday, July 11 for District 3 seat on the Board.
Many industries in Milwaukee and across the nation are having a difficult time finding qualified workers for open positions. Low-income residents continue to raise the lack of job training for jobs that provide a sustainable wage. The continual cycle perpetuate our community’s extremely high level of poverty.
The Social Development Commission’s (SDC) Youth Services division will provide FREE ACT preparation and supplies to high school students, grades 9 -12, that reside in Milwaukee County.
“We need more job training,” that’s what we continue to hear from people in poverty. Two local social service agencies are actively responding to the cry for help.
The deadline to file taxes, Tuesday, April 18, is rapidly approaching. As part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, Milwaukee County residents that earned a household income of $56,000 or less in 2016 are eligible for free state and federal tax preparation and filing by the Social Development Commission (SDC).