Mediation is a process that enables persons in conflict to come together to create their own mutually acceptable agreements. A trained third-party neutral known as a mediator assists the parties in coming up with possible solutions to their dispute. Mediation provides an opportunity for parties to resolve their differences in a comfortable, informal setting, and to do so quickly and conveniently.

Mediation is a confidential process. Participation in mediation is voluntary.

Youth Development

NYCID operates a number of vital and dynamic youth programs throughout Staten Island and Brooklyn that cover a wide variety of educational and informational areas.

Training Institute

NYCID’s Training Institute specializes in designing and facilitating dynamic training and workshops that serve the needs and interests of our professional staff as well as our partnering clients: schools, public and private agencies, businesses, community groups, parents and individuals.

How exciting is it to help people with Romel Shuler?

In order to best introduce Romel, it's necessary to  share a quick story about our new Program Director for NYCID’s Intense Community Monitoring (ICM) Program. I had arrived at 130 Stuyvesant Place on Romel’s second day with NYCID.  Walking into the suite we share...

Pierre gives NYCID an Advantage

Hey team! Meet Pierre Deshauturus.   Brother Pierre is our newest Social Worker at Port Richmond’s After School Advantage Program.   Last week, I had the chance to shake Pierre’s hand at the school while he was helping a few students.   As he engaged, I could tell...


(March 2019 - Staten Island, N.Y.) – The New York Center of Interpersonal Development (NYCID) is proud to announce two major promotions within the organization.   After four years of service, Tara Howard has been promoted from Clinical Supervisor to Director of...

Yeah, that’s right Mr. P just joined YABC!

Pavel Valera has taken the reins as Program Director for NYCID's SIYABC.  When I caught up with Pavel, he shared that the reason he loves working with YABC students is because they are the kids who far too many times are counted out.    Born in Puerto Rico, Pavel...

From Classic Rock to Taylor Swift.

Joshua (Josh) Meltzer joined the NYCID team in January 2019 as an Advocate Counselor at the Concord High School Learning to Work Program. He’s a native Staten Islander who went down to Florida for a bit in his teen years only to return as a young man ready for...

Alexa Lotito Joins NYCID’s Team as an Advocate Counselor at Concord High School

Lexie is from Staten Island and she loves to bake! In January NYCID brought on several new super talented team members. We are so excited to welcome Alexa Lotito to our team.  Alexa says she’ll respond to both Lex or Lexie and that she’s super excited to serve as...

YABC Graduates for January 2019

NYCID’s Young Adult Borough Center (YABC) program recently held a graduation ceremony for this semester’s students. There were 43 Graduates - one of our largest January classes since the program started. The program offers students in danger of dropping out of High...

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Chantel Cabrera is the Director of Workforce Initiatives

Chantel Cabrera is the 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 Psychology...

NYCID is hosting its 5th Annual Amazing Race for it’s Young Adult Borough Center (YABC) class

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...

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We believe in building community and nurturing personal growth. 

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