Mediation is a process that enables people in conflict to come together to create their own mutually acceptable agreements.


There are many walking time bombs in my career and my neighborhood. If this 4-day session helps me defuse even one, it was well worth the time and price.


We work collaboratively with schools to customize our programs that meet the needs of the school and its community.


“The trainers were very well grounded in mediation & related disciplines and are superb communicators of what they know.”


Supervised by high qualified staff, the after school programs offer students engaging and fun-filled activities.


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.

NYCID Values:

In order to successful 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.

Art Enrichment Activity for Kindergarten

NYCID’s FFS After-Care program held an Art Enrichment Activity for kindergarten students, in effort to help and encourage one another. Since these students are so young, it is crucial to establish routines and teach them the standards they are expected to met. The...


Adolescent youth of NYCID’s SONYC (Schools out NYC)  program have created their own collaborative group who share a passion for creating a positive influence on Staten Island. The group is an accumulation of students from the Service Learning, the Art, and the...

Free Food Handlers License Class

New York Center for Interpersonal Development is now offering a four month long course for people to prepare for the food handlers license exam. Starting March 6th, the course will be located through Port Richmond Community High School. Any individual 18 years or...

6 Tips For Dealing With Conflict

The New York Center for Interpersonal Development (NYCID) regularly provides trainings in basic mediation and family and divorce mediation. Typically, most people try to avoid conflict. Although conflict is natural and mostly inevitable, it’s a sign that something...

Mediation Program

Just when you think you’ve tried everything you possibly could to diffuse a situation, you may want to consider seeking NYCID’s mediation program. Mediation is extremely useful for situations involving a dispute, argument, or any type of conflict.These certain...

YABC Tottenville Graduation

On Friday, February 9th, approximately 45 students are expected to graduate from the Young Adult Borough Center (YABC) Program. This is an incredible accomplishment for these students. Before YABC, they previously only had 17 credits, and are now able to obtain a high...

NYCID’s SONYC Service Learning Class This December 15th

NYCID's SONYC Service Learning class at SISCL is launching its The SLAP program which stands for Service Learning Art and Photography. Its a collaborative group of middle school students who all share a passion for making difference on Staten Island. The group is...

Giving Tuesday 2017

The holiday season is almost upon us. And while we first get ready for a night of turkey dinner, and a morning of fighting for the best holiday deals; it is important to remember that the holiday season is truly about giving. It is because of this that NYCID is proud...

Become A Mediator!

New York Center for Interpersonal Development is educating local volunteers for mediation. NYCID'S Mediation program helps us all get along. No matter how well all work together in a neighborhood their is bound to be some conflicts. If you would like to help people...

NYCID Hosts it’s Fourth Annual Amazing Race

The New York Center for Interpersonal Development hosted the Fourth Annual Amazing Race. NYCID hosted it's Fourth Annual Amazing race in Tottenville, Wednesday, August 31 NYCID held this race to help students build communication skills, conflict management and time...

Summer Camp 2018 Wrap-Up

Our Summer Camp at the Staten Island School of Civic Leadership (SISCL) is still going strong! We are moving into our final weeks of Summer Camp, and our campers are having a blast. The campers range from Kindergarteners to 5th graders. Our Summer Camp at the Staten...

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NYCID Summer Camp – Week 2

NYCID Summer Camp just wrapped up another successful week of camp. We cracked secret codes, made group chants, had a blast at the sprinklers, formed our kickball teams, had messy science making slime, and performed skits on our Family Friday's. Old friends were...

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NYCID Summer Camp at SISCL

  Arts, Sports, Science and more, with an experienced professional staff. Our kids have fun. Call Rita Geladze at 718-947-4068 for more information

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Our First Annual Walk-A-Thon

The New York Center for Interpersonal Development (NYCID) held its first annual Walk-A-Thon last week to raise funds for their programs that help improve the lives of those in our community. Over 150 people came out to show their support at Port Richmond High School....

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Third Annual Cesar Sanchez Tribute Run

Mark your calendars for the Third Annual Cesar Sanchez Tribute Run, which will be held on May 13th. Cesar was a YABC graduate and a wonderful member of our community, taken too soon. A runner and an athlete, Cesar dedicated his time and energy to teaching local youth...

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