Giving Tuesday 2016

SI YABC is the only program of its kind in our community.

Since 2005, it has helped 1,000 students get their high school diploma.

And each one of these students needed help. Many were over 17 years old. Some were even 21 years old. Many only had 17 high school course credits and were entering their 5th year of high school.

If they weren’t helped at this point in their life, what would have happened to them?

They were struggling. We showed up. We improved their lives.

Help us do more.  Help us improve more lives. Donate Now

Against the odds…….a second chance…….a High School Graduate…….Success in College…….Success in Life!!!!!!! We improve lives…….



Port Richmond High School Highlighted in Chalkbeat

Port Richmond Community High School on Staten Island, a community school that partners with NYCID’s GPS program and others to offer students mentoring along with family assistance like a food pantry and parent fitness programs.

Port Richmond High School partnering with NYCID’s GPS program (Graduate, Prepare, Succeed)

The notion of reaching a child, every part of them, everything they need to excel,” Mayor de Blasio said at a press conference after touring the school.
To learn more go to Chalkbeat here.

Giving Tuesday

Last year, over 700,000 people worldwide kicked off the holiday season in the spirit of giving. In one day, 700,000 people in over 70 countries helped change the world for the better. Overnight, $116,000,000 was given to charity groups, community organizations, and the unfortunate. The Holiday season is the season for giving. For improving the lives of others. To lend a hand. Following the intense shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, comes Giving Tuesday. This November 29th, join the worldwide movement to make a difference for the people of your community.
Helping others is the reason for the season. Start off your winter with a donation to a charity that helps make a change in your world. We hope that this season, you and your families will participate in this worldwide movement by donation to a local group that makes a difference. The New York Center for Interpersonal Development (NYCID) has worked to better the Staten Island community for over 45 years.
The NYCID has created a number of programs to help children and young adults on Staten Island. Our After School Enrichment programs for children and teenagers teach students to give back to the community. The Young Adult Borough Center (YABC) helps teens and young adults struggling to finish high school to become goal oriented learners with the tools to succeed beyond the walls of the schools.
Our programs provide training for community members to become community leaders. But our community organization needs community action. With your help this Giving Tuesday, we can make a change for a better. Support the Staten Island by helping us better the lives of our youth.
Thank you to all who supported us in the past and those who will help us, and Staten Island, in the future.  Click for more information about Giving Tuesday.

NYCID YSuperstars Program

This is our NYCID YSuperstars program. Learning problem solving skill, programming and robotics. We’re teaching our youths problem solving for tomorrow.

SIYABC Graduates of 2016

On Tuesday, June 28th, the 57 students of our Staten Island Young Adult Borough Center (SIYABC) program graduated. We are very proud of them for all their accomplishments during the program and wish them best of luck for the future.
The students in the YABC program are those who were either struggling to go to high school or have missed out on graduating in the past. The YABC program provided them with opportunities to finish high school and become better citizens. They even graduate with a diploma from their own high school. The students that participated in the year long program have achieved a lot to get to the graduation.
The SIYABC program brings struggling students together with smaller class sizes, flexible scheduling, and individually tailored programs to help them earn their diplomas. But, it also prepare them for life outside of the classroom; with career and college advisement, career and personal growth workshops, internship opportunities, and individual counseling.
To see the New York One Coverage of the graduation, click here. To find out more about eligibility to next year’s YABC program, click here.

Join Us for Our 2016 Annual Benefit

Each year, the New York Center for Interpersonal Development helps change the lives of over 7,000 members of our community. Through our various programs, we assist children, parents, teens, young adults, and more to help build future leaders and a better New York City for all.
Our Annual Benefit for 2016 will be held on Thursday, April 21st at the Tea House Garden at the Hilton Garden Inn at 6 PM. Join us for a night of food, fun, and a silent auction. This year, we will be honoring former Borough President Ralph J. Lamberti with the Salvatore “Sam” Panepinto Founder Award; Valyrie Laedlein, Holly Delany Cole, and Community Resource Exchange with the John W. Lavelle Community Builder Award; and Northfield Bank Foundation with the Community Partner Award.
Click here to get your tickets now. We hope to see you there!

SONYC Students Help Clean up Precinct

sonyc precinctTen SONYC students met at the 121st Police Precinct last week to continue our ongoing community service activities with the police department, preparing the landscape for winter. The students worked hard over the course of almost three hours and filled 10 large bags with weeds, branches and other lawn debris. Students were instructed on landscaping techniques and they received a short talk with the Community Affairs Officer about the role of community in helping the police department.
The School’s Out New York City (SONYC) group is an extracurricular program through the NYCID that helps middle school students in the community take action and become better citizens. We work with the students in community service projects. Over the summer, the SONYC helped package and prepare over 10,000 meals for the starving people in developing countries such as Haiti. The program focuses on teaching students leadership and STEM-based skills.
For more information on the NYCID’s programs and events, contact us.

NYCID’s Amazing Race

On Tuesday, August 25th, the New York Center for Interpersonal Development hosted Staten Island’s rendering of the CBS TV show, “Amazing Race.” Twenty-seven students from the NYCID’s Young Adult Borough Center participated in order to learn about some of the historical places in Staten Island before starting off the new school year. The students were given clues to find various points around the island, and were greeted by guest speakers at each location.
Along with the YABC students, the United States Marines, The United States Army, and staff members from both NYCID and YABC participated in the event. Participants were led to locations around Staten Island that included Tottenville High School, the Alice Austen House Park, Hero Park, Gaeta Park, and the Staten Island Museum where they got to hear from some elected officials of the borough. Assembly members Joseph Borelli, Nicole Malliotakis, Matthew Titone, and Michael Cusik were all present and spoke to the students, as well as Borough President James Oddo. The executive director of NYCID, Dominick Brancato and YABC program director, Michael DeVito Jr. also gave a talk to the students about having what it takes to move up to the next level.
The “Amazing Race” event hosted by the NYCID was a way to get the students motivated for the new school year and also to let them know that they have the support of a whole community. The participants were taught that teamwork and respect for one another will be the key to making a difference and succeeding in their endeavors. Not only did all the teams win knowledge and experience from this event, but the prizes included Beats headphones, $50 gift cards, and deluxe movie passes.

Our YABC Has Been Named Charity of the Month!

youth    EatSmart, a leading designer in diet scales and a healthy eating blog, has named the NYCID’s YABC program to be their August Charity of the month. For every like on Facebook that EatSmart receives, they will donate 50 cents to help our efforts with the YABC to educate and prepare the people of New York City for life and education. This month the students in our YABC program are preparing for work readiness training that will help get them work training so they can line up a paid internship in September. The Young Adult Borough Center provides a supportive, challenging and nurturing educational environment that enables students to achieve academically and succeed in reaching their goals.

To see EatSmart’s facebook page and click like to help the NYCID help the community, click here. For more information about our YABC program, contact us.