We Improve Lives By
Strengthening Relationships and Building Community
Founded in 1970, New York Center for Interpersonal Development (NYCID) is a not-for-profit organization on Staten Island that promotes the improvement of human relationships and the strengthening of communities as fundamental to achieving a civil society.
NYCID Mission Statement:
We improve lives by building community and nurturing personal growth through youth development, social-emotional learning, and conflict management.
In order to successfully complete our mission, NYCID hires and trains staff who embody and work under the following values. Members of our team work diligently to personify and display these values in our daily interactions with co-workers, participants, visitors, partners and community members.
NYCID believes in:
- Collaboration- working together to develop understanding, trust and purpose to achieve individual and shared goals.
- Accountability- being responsible for all of your actions & inactions.
- Recognition- acknowledging and appreciating achievements in oneself and others.
- Resilience- Encouraging and supporting perseverance and determination to achieve growth.
Chantel Cabrera is the Senior Director of Workforce Initiatives. She joined the NYCID team in 2015 and previously served as the Program Director for NYCID’s Staten Island Young Adult Borough Center at Tottenville High School. She attained her Bachelor’s degree in...read more
NYCID is hosting its 5th annual Amazing Race for it’s Young Adult Borough Center (YABC) class is almost here. Our Amazing Race, following in the footsteps of the CBS TV show of the same name, is how we kick off our YABC program each year. The event allows for teams of...read more
If you live on Staten Island and would like to help resolve conflict in your community, consider learning to be a mediator. It's FREE! September 25th-28th or November 13th -16th. More Mediator Training in...read more
Our NYCID Summer Camp program at Compass PS 48 is in full swing now! Our campers had a lot of fun in the first few weeks of the program, from arts and crafts projects to fun STEM activities. We have a lot more fun packed into the next few weeks to come. It is going to...read more
Make sure to get your tickets to NYCID’s first annual block party! It will be a day full of fun, games, and entertainment. We will also have a dunk tank! Dunk one of your favorite NYCID employees at our annual block party! Michael DeVito, Ivy Bilotti and Dominick...read more