2021 Milwaukee Poverty Symposium

Milwaukee has challenges with poverty, employment and spiritual warfare. The annual Symposium has provided a vehicle for church, ministry, business and community leaders to discuss the complex issue of poverty while receiving practical advice on how to “do” more. Please use these resources to take action as you feel called!

Resources from Symposium Presenters

Employ Milwaukee

  • Be a host site for a job fair (drive through or in-person).
  • Faith-based Initiative: an opportunity to share resources & information with your congregation and/or neighborhood. Contact Millie Coby, Manager Community Engagement, 414-270-1772.
  • General contact: Employ Milwaukee community outreach

Social Development Commission

  • SDC is a community action agency that gives people in poverty influence over policies and resources impacting their lives. SDC operates more than 20 programs designed to improve the overall quality of life for families experiencing poverty.
  • Contact: Ella Dunbar, community relations, 414-906-2704.

City on a Hill

NCF Wisconsin

  • Purchase “The Story of the Church in Milwaukee” book for $10.50 (in-person pick up) or $13.50 (shipped). Email DonnaLee Hayes to order.
  • Read Stories of Hope about unique ministries who are meeting critical community needs and Kingdom building
  • Increase the culture of generosity in Milwaukee by donating to the Generosity Catalyst Fund to support community initiatives