Youth and Workforce Development

We embolden youth to attain their educational goals and become instrumental contributors in the workforce.

Our Training Institute

We 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.

Mediation Services

We empower members of communities to resolve disputes for themselves, resulting in mutually acceptable agreements.

Save Learning to Work

Job hunting is tough.  Most people do not have the luxury of waiting for the perfect opportunity to present itself. It’s a scramble for many of us and in the COVID-19 world it’s even more difficult.  Employers almost always require experience and at minimum a High...

Summer Youth Employment Program goes Virtual in 2020

Students presenting their final project for instructors and administratorsThink back to your first job.  Did you feel hopeless at times?  Were there ever problems that arose that you weren’t quite sure how to solve?  Did you wish that there could have been a program...

Tomorrow September 12th: Education in a Time of Crisis Zoom Forum

Tomorrow, Saturday, September 12th Peace Action Staten Island will lead a vital conversation that NYCID was asked to to co-host along with Above Ground Railroad, First Central Baptist Church, La Colmena, Move Forward Staten Island, Staten Island Political Action Club,...

Restorative Justice and Community Healing: Circle on Police Violence

Recently, 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...

Team Member of the Month May 2020

We’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...

Young Entrepreneurs: COMPASS Shark Tank at P.S. 48

The 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...

Learning New Skills: Conflict Management Role Play

Imagine 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...

We Mourn a Great Loss: the Passing of Dominick J. Brancato

Dear 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...

Team Member of the Month April 2020

Here 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...

Why Giving Tuesday Now?

COVID-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...

Our Mission

NYCID believes in building community and nurturing personal growth. 

 We Improve Lives through youth development, social-emotional learning, and conflict management.