SDC is helping to get workers to work

Written by admin   // June 10, 2011   // 0 Comments

Dan Sweeney of M&I Bank offers tips on household budgeting during a Ways to Work Financial Literacy Workshop.

Milwaukee area residents seeking help with getting to and from a job took a first step towards achieving that. They participated in a financial literacy session for the Ways to Work Program.

Two dozen working men and women took part in the workshop conducted at the Social Development Commission (SDC) Richards Street facility that was conducted by Dan Sweeney of M&I Bank.

Financial literacy is a key component of Ways to Work, a national program coordinated in Milwaukee County by SDC. The women and men interested in participating in the Ways to Work program learned during the financial literacy session about budgeting, operating a checking account, and how to manage credit.

Ways to Work provides low interest loans to low and moderate income working families who meet eligibility requirements.

The goal is to help those families be able to obtain reliable transportation that will allow them to get to and from jobs. It has been found that many of the available jobs locally are found in areas not served consistently by public transit.

The financial literacy session was videotaped by a FOX 6 News crew to be coupled with interviews of program participants for a news story to be aired in the near future. To learn more about the Ways to Work Program, visit the SDC website at, click on the “Programs” link and then on the page for Ways to Work. Or call the program at 414-906-2822.

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