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.


NYCID at Port Richmond

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Chantel Cabrera is the Senior Director of Workforce Initiatives

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...

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...

Mediator Training

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...

Summer Camp at Compass P.S. 48

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...

Dunk a NYCID Employee!

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...

Get Your Block Party Tickets Now!

On Saturday, June 2, come join us for NYCID’s block party! From 11am through 3pm, we invite you to join us for a day full of fun activities, games, live performances, food, and treats! We will also have 50/50 raffles, music, prizes, rides, and vendors.You can become a...

NYCID’s Block Party

Please Join Us for NYCID's BLOCK PARTY When Saturday, June 2, 2018 Add to Calendar     Where P.S./I.S. 48 1050 Targee Street Staten Island, NY 10304 Driving Directions Greetings! NYCID will hold its Block Party on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 from 11am - 3pm  at P.S./I.S....

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...

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 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.
Free Food Handlers License Class

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...

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6 Tips For Dealing With Conflict

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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