Low income individuals with an interest in joining the construction industry and earning a livable wage have can apply for the Social Development Commission’s (SDC) Absolute Advantage job training program. The free 12-week program prepares individuals to enter the field of construction as a general laborer.
Thousands of residents are dependent on the use of an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, issued by the IRS, in order to file a federal tax return each year. Major changes to the ITINs will affect the ability for millions of individuals and households to file 2016 federal tax returns and receive returns before February 15. ITIN holders are those not eligible for a Social Security Card but have a filing requirement.
Tax season can be challenging for anyone but it’s especially hard for low- to-middle income residents who can’t pay for professional services. Businesses and other charitable organizations can help.
The stark reality of the challenges and work needed to address the extensive state of poverty in Milwaukee County were clear at the conclusion of SDC’s Summit on Poverty held Tuesday, August 2. Hundreds of attendees representing all aspects of the community – educational institutions, community and faith-based organizations, the business community and residents, were […]
A free career training program, the ProStart Culinary and Job Readiness Program, is a new combined program that will begin classes on Monday, August 8, through a joint partnership between the Social Development Commission (SDC) and HeartLove Place. The program will provide training in the fields of culinary arts and food service and encompass job […]
The Social Development Commission (SDC) will host the 2016 Summit on Poverty, Dismantling Poverty: A Courageous Conversations on Tuesday, August 2 from 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM at the Italian Conference Center, 631 East Chicago Street, Milwaukee. The free event is designed to be a launch pad for creating common themes that will serve as […]
Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, the Social Development Commission’s (SDC) nutrition services area announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program. For many of the participating service sites, the program will begin the week of June 13. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which is funded […]
Milwaukee area entrepreneurs are being offered the opportunity to take advantage of affordable seminars presented through a partnership between the Social Development Commission’s (SDC) business services area and SCORE SE Wisconsin. The mission of SCORE is to foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education. A series of three low-cost seminars will take place […]
The end of the tax season, Monday, April 18, is rapidly approaching leaving just a few weeks for individuals and families to receive free tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The Social Development Commission (SDC) provides this free service to Milwaukee County residents and is the lead agency for VITA. The […]
The Social Development Commission (SDC) is settling into its new location at 1730 W. North Avenue. In conjunction with the agency’s move into a new facility, SDC has unveiled new branding and a new tagline. They are reflective of the positive impact the agency’s services and programs have on the lives of low-income residents of […]