Credible Messengers

of Staten Island

Funded By and In Partnership With:

SNUG – New York State Antiviolence Initiative

District 49 Councilwoman Kamillah M. Hanks

About Us

Reaching Community – Interrupting Violence Through

Real-life strategy to reach your goals.

  • Intensive Community Outreach

  • Transformative Mentoring

  • Youth Empowerment

  • Community Health and Wellness

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We strive for diversity across the globe

We strive for peaceful resolution to conflict

Helping to prevent and defuse incidents of violence and potential incidents of violence through the credible messenger model, Violence Interrupter activities, and Crisis Management such as Hospital Response to prevent retaliation.

Providing the community and those affected by gun violence with conflict resolution skills.

Providing case management services and linking clients to collaborating agencies.

Our team of Credible Messengers

Malcolm Penn

CMS Director

Phone: 929-378-1352

Felix Polanco

Assistant Director

Phone: 347-937-4915

Albert Felder

Violence Interrupter

Phone: 347-937-4975

Rouby Tucker

Violence Interrupter

Phone: 347-937-4511

Moses “Holy Moe” Dayee

Violence Interrupter

Phone: 347-937-4625

Our Wellness and Belonging Program and Team

Naadira Brown

Wellness Coach

Joy Hinds

Wellness Coach


The Wholeness and Belonging Program focuses on helping young people and their families develop healthy relationships, build community, and nurture personal growth.

It combines cutting-edge Social-Emotional Learning strategies, collective care practices, effective communication, and conflict management skills to empower NYCID’s families to be more compassionate, self-aware, and emotionally fluent.

The project focuses attention on being present as a key to meaningful living.

We are currently hosting Virtual Sessions on Tuesday and Thursday from 7 pm to 8:30

And at PS 18 from 1 to 3 pm on Saturdays.

Click here to register!

Current Programs

Wellness and Belonging Program

Real-life strategy to reach your goals.