Youth and Workforce Development We embolden youth to attain their educational goals and become instrumental contributors in the workforce. Our Programs Our Training InstituteWe design and facilitate training sessions to promote best practices for our community partners to follow, in an effort to achieve a civil and just society. View More Mediation ServicesWe empower members of communities to resolve disputes for themselves, resulting in mutually acceptable agreements. Learn More Restorative Justice and Community Healing: Circle on Police Violence by Adam Derer | August 10, 2020 | Events, Programs | 0 CommentsRecently, the NYCID Conflict Management team created a safe space for our community to express themselves, process feelings, and find healing as our country continues to grapple with the racial prejudice and police violence. The circles were led by Randy Brown, Adria... Read More Team Member of the Month May 2020 by Adam Derer | July 1, 2020 | Events | 0 CommentsWe’re back! With another Team Member of the Month Award! At NYCID we are committed to those we serve as well as being committed to our team members who get the job done every day. That is why we take the time each month to honor one team member who has gone... Read More Young Entrepreneurs: COMPASS Shark Tank at P.S. 48 by Adam Derer | June 9, 2020 | Events | 3 CommentsThe poet and designer William Morris gave us a great rule of thumb for life, he said, “have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” Throughout the quarantine people are hyper aware of their environments. Our kids sought... Read More Learning New Skills: Conflict Management Role Play by Adam Derer | June 4, 2020 | Events | 0 CommentsImagine this: you are stuck at home, working from your computer and trying to get through the quarantine. Work is going well for the most part but one of your co-workers disagrees on something. It’s not something so huge that it will make or break your working... Read More We Mourn a Great Loss: the Passing of Dominick J. Brancato by Michael De Vito Jr. | May 22, 2020 | Events | 16 CommentsDear Leaders, Neighbors, Friends, and Family, We share with profound sadness that our former Chief Executive Officer Dominick J. Brancato passed away from complications related to COVID-19 on May 21st, 2020. Dominick served as NYCID Executive Director and then as the... Read More Team Member of the Month April 2020 by Adam Derer | May 8, 2020 | Events | 0 CommentsHere we go again, with our Team Member of the Month Award! We are as committed to our team here at NYCID as they are to those they serve and we make sure they feel that commitment. That is why we take the time each month to honor one team member who has gone above and... Read More Why Giving Tuesday Now? by Adam Derer | May 1, 2020 | Events | 0 CommentsCOVID-19 has blindsided many, not only in our community, but people all over the country and around the world. There is an opportunity for us to come together. We need your help to continue improving lives. That is why we are participating in #GivingTuesdayNow... Read More Team Member of the Month March 2020 by Adam Derer | April 20, 2020 | Events | 0 CommentsIt’s that time again! Time for NYCID’s “Team Member of the Month” award, that is. This is the moment when we take the time to acknowledge one of our team members who has been doing extraordinary work. Although many people throughout our organization stepped up to the... Read More Meet the Summer Youth Employment Program’s New Director, Robyn Piper by Adam Derer | April 2, 2020 | New Team Member | 0 Comments“Schools out!” shouted Bobby “Do you have any plans for the summer?” “My family’s going to the beach, and I want to play baseball everyday!” Replied Devon “Man I’m so excited for summer break, what about you Bobby” “I got a sweet job with the city’s Summer Youth... Read More Team Member of the Month February 2020 by Adam Derer | March 27, 2020 | Events | 1 CommentEvery month we here at NYCID come together to bestow an award called “Team Member of the Month” to someone who both does exceptional work and who exceeds expectations. Despite the emergency we know that, now more than ever, our team needs to feel a sense of normalcy.... Read More Donations for Dominick J. Brancato Our MissionNYCID believes in building community and nurturing personal growth. We Improve Lives through youth development, social-emotional learning, and conflict management.