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Partnering to Change Lives

Founded in Milwaukee, WI, in 1997, Center for Self-Sufficiency (CFSS) is a nonprofit organization that strengthens families to reduce poverty by providing programs such as teen pregnancy prevention, parenting classes, healthy relationship and marriage education, and workforce development.

We serve low-income residents who primarily live in Milwaukee, many of whom are middle- and high-school youth, single mothers, fathers who do not live with their children, and offenders returning to their communities after a period of incarceration.

The CFSS “Vow to Succeed” program is designed to strengthen marriages. LEARN MORE >

The CFSS works with the
community to provide education
to youth. LEARN MORE >

CFSS specializes in providing capacity building, technical assistance and evaluation services to nonprofits. LEARN MORE >



CFSS Fund Raiser at Blu at the top of the Pfister Hotel, September 27, 5:30 p.m. READ MORE

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We are grateful for funding support provided by:

  • City of Milwaukee
  • Flood the Hood with Dreams
  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Employ Milwaukee Inc.
  • Milwaukee County
  • Pro Trade Job Development
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • Wisconsin Department of Corrections
  • Private Support