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 NYC’s Best Kept Secret: Free Mediation Services by Adam Derer | December 8, 2020 | Events | 0 CommentsThe holiday season can be a stressful time for many families. Especially this year with COVID 19 exasperating these stresses. Wouldn’t it be great if there was someone you could turn to when you were having a dispute with a family member or coworker? Someone who... Read More Learning to Work Virtual Orientation Recap by Adam Derer | November 9, 2020 | Events, Programs | 0 CommentsIf you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life. A phrase that we’ve all heard time and time again. But what if you don’t know what you love to do? Or what you love to do won’t make you any money? The programs that help young people find careers that... Read More Save Learning to Work by Adam Derer | October 26, 2020 | Events, Programs | 0 CommentsJob 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... Read More Summer Youth Employment Program goes Virtual in 2020 by Adam Derer | October 5, 2020 | Programs | 0 CommentsStudents 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... Read More Tomorrow September 12th: Education in a Time of Crisis Zoom Forum by Adam Derer | September 11, 2020 | Events, Promotions | 0 CommentsTomorrow, 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,... Read 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 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.