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.

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...

Team Member of the Month March 2020

It’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...

Meet the Summer Youth Employment Program’s New Director, Robyn Piper

“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...

Team Member of the Month February 2020

Every 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....

Community at Large, this is NYCID Actual…

Help us welcome the newest member of NYCID’s External Affairs team: Adam Derer, Communications Associate!

Elizabeth Bonici Elevated to Director of Training and Program Development

For the most part we all start our day the same. We wake up. We get out of bed and execute a routine of one sort or another. Why are these the steps in our lives? As social beings we are drawn to what makes us feel good. We are motivated by our commitments and we all...

Meet Olympus Academy’s New Program Director, Ms. Kenyetta Smith

Some people just go through the motions in life, not knowing or caring who they hurt or help, and not being able to feel a sense of pride for their work. Here at NYCID we don’t hire just anyone, we make sure they care about their work and are willing to put in extra...

Career Con 2020

When you meet someone new the first two questions they always seem to ask are “where are you from?” and “what do you do?” The first one is generally pretty easy to answer and the second one may come with some complications. If you’re unemployed you may say something...

Our Mission

NYCID believes in building community and nurturing personal growth. 

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