Improving Lives, Together.
Right now, someone you know is embattled in a conflict they are not skilled enough to resolve alone.
A friend is fighting with a neighbor over a parking space or the trash. A loved one is facing the devastating choice of dropping out of school to pay the bills. A family member could be struggling to decide between a bad and worse job.
Right now, you know someone who needs NYCID’s help.
Communicating effectively through conflict is a cornerstone of healthy human relationships and thriving communities. For 50 years, we at New York Center for Interpersonal Development (NYCID) have nurtured people and helped them develop those skills which makes New York City move toward the goal of being a more civil and economically stable city for all.
Every day, we bring that vision closer to reality by providing youth, community, and professional development programs, each one emphasizing problem-solving, communication, trauma care, and intercultural awareness. If not for NYCID’s services our community would not have a trusted ally in finding solutions to their everyday problems. Our neighbors would be at odds and have no choice other than arbitration; and our kids would not have mentors to help them through the tough stuff like failing out of school, homelessness, addiction, teen pregnancy, and dead-end jobs.
Serving New York Communities
We are based in Staten Island, a historically underserved borough, and operate throughout New York City.
Our teams are embedded in schools, courts, family spaces, and neighborhoods, becoming a part of daily life for many of the more than 9,000 New Yorkers we currently serve. Our approaches include numerous innovative mediation and conflict management services, dynamic workshops centered on personal and professional development, after-school enrichment programs, alternative pathways to high school completion, dropout-prevention services, essential skills training, entry level and advanced credentialing and job placement.
Our success stems from how we bring our conflict management expertise into our focus on youth and workforce development. Our conflict management approach leverages effective communication and addressing trauma and harm, while our youth and workforce development tactics help empower our kids through extensive social-emotional learning, goal setting, and personal leadership and essential skills training.
Nycid Is Improving Communication Everyday
Every day we are in our community helping people resolve their conflict through one-on-one mediations, conflict management and communications training. Each year we mediate more than 700 cases, and train more than 1,000 people in effective communication and conflict resolution.
Empowering Our Youth
This is how we improve lives.
Our programs are designed to help a range of young people — many of whom find themselves out of school or work, or struggling with barriers to success that may include alcohol/substance abuse, teen pregnancy, exiting the foster care system or being justice involved — transcend their circumstances. In everything we do, we teach skills to communicate through conflict that are essential to empowering everyone to navigate difficult times and lead enriching lives; the young people we serve have a particular need for such skills, and our programs reach them at a pivotal time in their personal and professional development.
Our impact is visible in kids who see their full potential, in neighbors who understand one another, in families who manage to navigate troubled waters, and in elderly folks allowed to age with dignity.
Good Work Never Stops
Yet we can still do more.
We have a goal of raising $200,000 as we commemorate our 50th year of service. NYCID aspires to expand its facilities in 2020, adding a central hub where we can provide stability and support to our most vulnerable participants through major life challenges and transitions. A place where our kids can come to get conflict management training, extensive literacy remediation, personal leadership, and professional development.
To accomplish this ambitious goal — as well as to continue our progress toward our vision of stronger communities and a more civil and just society — we will need to grow our roster of allies, adding corporate sponsors, government partners, individual supporters, and more.
As we celebrate our 50th year and look forward to many, many more, now is the time to act! Join us to help those you know and love, along with thousands of others who are trying to find a way through the tough stuff in life. Together let’s improve their chances of achieving amazing things.
Learn more about how you can help the vulnerable members of your community.