Welcome to SOC! ¡Bienvenido a SOC!
Southside Organizing Committee (SOC) is a neighborhood-based organization dedicated to the development and sustainability of Milwaukee’s near south side neighborhoods. SOC works with and for residents to create a safe, livable, and economically vibrant community. SOC is committed to helping residents have a voice , vote, and vehicle act together on the issues that affect them and to make positive changes in their neighborhoods.
Established in 1990, SOC recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. To commemorate this occasion, the GO BLUE campaign was launched. This campaign is about taking our work of grassroots organizing to the next level by building leadership, unity, and engagement among our residents. The campaign has now become the blueprint for our program model.
G0 BLUE: Grassroots Organizing Building Leadership, Unity, and Engagement
SOC regularly seeks input from residents and engages them in addressing community needs and priorities. We research, compile, and distribute resource information based on articulated community interests and needs.
SOC’s district includes almost 90,000 residents within the following boundaries: Menomonee Valley on the south, Oklahoma Avenue on north, st Street on the east, and Miller Park Way on the west.
Our coverage area contains the most densely populated and diverse neighborhoods in the State, has the largest concentration of non-English speaking residents, and is one of the few areas of Milwaukee to experience population growth in recent years.
SOC is funded by individual donors, service contracts, foundations like the Zilber Foundation and Catholic Campaign for Human Development, and public sources like the Community Development Block Grants.
SOC’s offices are located at 1300 S. Layton Blvd. (same as 27th Street), 2nd floor (on the campus of Ascension Lutheran Church in the south building)