Throughout the five boroughs, NYCID operates a number of vital and dynamic youth development programs for all ages. These programs used strengths-based counseling approaches with a focus on social-emotional learning. Our workforce programs concentrate on reconnecting at promise youth to education and helping them attain the essential skills they need to join to workforce.

Our programs include:

What makes us different:


  • We work collaboratively with schools to customize our programs that meet the needs of the school and its community.
  • We approach our work with a youth development framework.
  • Our programs include opportunities for youth to learn conflict resolution, anger management, and new decision-making techniques.
  • Many of our programs offer paid internships that provide the students with an experiential learning environment.
  • Our undivided attention and commitment to our students and their families.