Finding the right leaders to build community and nurture personal growth requires a lot of consideration. Great leaders do not just materialize out of thin air and those who become the best often never set out to be a leader in the first place. This is because leadership is a journey with countless destinations. Places in both reality and in one’s heart where one arrives after having spent at times years with a passion for purpose. We are so proud to share with our community that Maram Salem, one of NYCID’s team members, has been elevated to the position of Associate Director of After School Programs; and we are just as please to announce the hiring of Tyra Smith as the new Associate Director of Community Development at Port Richmond High School.