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 administrators Think 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...

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...

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...