“We never see the total of your bad day or your bad mistake, all we see is your GOODNESS." Remarks made by the Deputy Commissioner of the NYC Department of Probation at a recent graduation ceremony hosted by NYCID’s ARCHES program, a Department of Probation Transformative Mentoring Program. As a (board member, staff, etc. of NYCID) I couldn’t agree more with the Commissioner’s sentiment. Many ARCHES participants come from fatherless or unstructured homes. But early in the group process a level of trust is established. By coaching and providing life skills, clients are empowered and we've been able to witness true transformations. This is truly life changing work. Please consider supporting NYCID’s Annual Benefit so we can all continue seeing that GOODNESS that is out there amongst our young people.
For more information on NYCID visit our website at nycid.org.
YABC – 1
"For every moment that you might have doubted yourself, for every moment that you thought it would be too hard, or you would give up, know this: You sitting here today is a testament to your strength and your capacity to overcome." Inspiring and very truthful words delivered by Michael De Vito, Jr., Program Director of NYCID’s YABC program at a recent graduation. The Staten Island YABC program is operated in conjunction with the NYC Department of Education and is designed to guide young people on a path to success. Receiving their high school diploma is the first step.Help us to continue to create successful paths for the young people in our community who need it the most. I am asking you as (a board member, staff, etc. of NYCID) to please support our Annual Benefit. Together we will transform the lives of tomorrow’s leaders. Visit nycid.org for more information.
YABC – 2
Felled by a gunshot on September 24, 2014, a day has not passed in which the students and staff of Staten Island’s YABC have not remembered Cesar, their peer, their friend, and a 2014 graduate of the program. To them, YABC is Cesar Sanchez. YABC is a program offered by the New York Center for Interpersonal Development (NYCID) in cooperation with the NYC Department of Education, helping students obtain their high school diploma and embark upon a path to success. Help us ensure Cesar is never forgotten by making sure many more young people benefit from all our YABC program has to offer. You can do this by supporting our Annual Benefit. Visit nycid.org for more information on all of our programs.
"This one's for you, ma!" Words Cesar said to his mother at his graduation in June of 2014. Photo credit: www.silive.com.
Supervised Visitation Programs allows children to see their non-custodial parent, the parent who does not have physical custody of the child, in an environment that is safe for both the child
and the parent. As a board member, staffer for NYCID, I can tell you that this program is critical for families dealing with a myriad of contentious and challenging issues, yet so desperately want to keep a strong relationship with their child.Help NYCID develop and strengthen the natural and important relationship that should exist between parent and child. Please support our Annual Benefit. For more information on the variety of programs offered by NYCID visit our website at nycid.org.
"Words can't explain how much I am going to miss Summer Camp 2014. It was awesome spending my summer at this camp,"
said Jennifer, a camp participant at NYCID’s “School’s out NYC program” (SONYC) at the Staten Island School of Civic Leadership.
As a (board member, committee member) I have to tell you that this summer camp program creates lasting memories for many middle school students. Wouldn’t you have loved to design a skatepark or cultivate an oyster garden when you were that age? Help us continue to provide these amazing opportunities during the summer for our young people. Please support NYCID’s Annual Benefit. Visit nycid.org to learn more about the wonderful programs offered by our agency.
Surrounded by family and friends 40 students at NYCID’s Olympus Academy received their high school diploma last June. NYCID partners with the NYC Department of Education and Olympus Academy to assist and support high-risk high school students that have not been successful in traditional high school setting. As a (board, staff, etc. of NYCID), I ask for your help. Let’s continue to help these kids create a bright future for themselves. Please support NYCID’s Annual Benefit. Visit nycid.org for more information about our programs.
Conflict Resolution Services
“As an early childhood specialist, the training I received from NYCID helped me sharpen my skills and become a better listener. The training is applicable in all walks of life whether in your professional life or for organizations you volunteer.”
Over 200 people received conflict resolution training from NYCID last year alone. Many of those we train use these skills by becoming a volunteer mediator to help people resolve the conflicts in their lives. Last year, 700 disputes were mediated last year by NYCID involving 2,100 people. Impressive, but we can do more. Our community needs us to do more.Help us to do this by supporting our Annual Benefit. Visit nycid.org for more information about mediation and our other programs.
In July NYCID was rewarded the lead agency at Port Richmond Hs in Mayor De Blasio community school initiative. NYCID has joined Port Richmond H.S to manage and lead the work of developing and sustaining the community wrap-around service in Staten Island. NYCID comes with a clear set of skills and competencies to enhance, complement and add value to those of the school. Often these are in the social service or youth development field, but they can include intermediary organizations or neighborhood organizations with expertise in civic engagement. NYCID will contribute to the creation of a school culture that is nurturing for students and families and hospitable to school/community partnerships. NYCID will fill the gaps and – as the school’s primary partner – leads, motivates, manages and monitors other community partners and programs that work with the students and families of the school.
Community Schools program at Port Richmond High School
Three years ago, Wayne was a lost and very depressed teenager. He was tired of being bullied and made fun of by his peers. Right before school started, however, he received a phone call that he was accepted into NYCID’s GPS program at Port Richmond High School. That made all the difference.The last 3 years at Port Richmond have been great for Wayne. He passed all his classes and he is one of the top chefs in the culinary program . “I am one of many that without the extra support of NYCID, I wouldn’t be telling this story,” said Wayne. “My family is so happy because when June comes I will be the first High school graduate in my family and yes I am going to college!”
In July NYCID was rewarded the lead agency at Port Richmond High School in the Mayor’s community school initiative. NYCID – as the school’s primary partner – leads, motivates, manages and monitors other community partners and programs that work with the students and families of Port Richmond High School. Please consider supporting NYCID’s Annual Benefit so we can help many other teenagers like Wayne be successful in school and in life. For more information on NYCID visit our website at nycid.org.