Welcome to the new Department of Youth and Community Development website!

In addition to visual enhancements and improved navigation, the new site has specialized information for community-based organizations, and allows users to easily identify local DYCD services and activities, and provides contact and location information for program sites. Added features include an as-it-happens Twitter feed, and a “share” button for social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

We invite you to explore our enhanced site to learn more about the wide array of youth and community development initiatives that DYCD supports. We also welcome your feedback – simply click Contact DYCD.


Latest News

Summer Fun Guide

DYCD Releases the 2014 Summer Fun Guide
Published annually by DYCD, The New York City Youth Guide to Summer Fun is a broad citywide calendar of family-oriented events and resources. The vast compilation includes activities that range from the artistic to the athletic, from the literary to the musical, and can be enjoyed at indoor and outdoor locations – most for free or at low cost.
Download the Summer Fun Guide
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Middle School Afterschool RFP Awardees
DYCD is pleased to release the list of providers selected to oversee the expansion and enhancement of afterschool programs beginning in September.
Download list of Eligible Awardees

FDC Scholarship

2014 Fall FDC Scholarship Applications Are Now Available    
The Family Development Training and Credentialing (FDC) program is a major New York State initiative to change the way health, education and human services are delivered to families. This professional development training benefits staff, organizations and ultimately families.  Learning and practicing the concepts of family development is a valuable tool which enables organizations to work more effectively with families, as well as improve services to families and communities.
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Opportunity Starts Now!
Apply for high-quality, full-day pre-k at Community-Based Early Childhood Centers by June 26. Use the new online search tool to find pre-k near you.
Learn more 
Download Pre-K flyer

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)    
Under the federal DACA initiative, certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several key guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and would then be eligible for work authorization.
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Check your SYEP Application Status  
The New York City Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is open to all NYC residents between the ages of 14-24. The deadline to submit applications was 5/2/2014.
Check your application status 
Download Summer Youth Employment Program 2014 FAQs (in PDF)
Download Flyer (in PDF)
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FY 2015 Budget Forms Are Availablel
The FY 2015 forms are now available online. CBO providers must ensure that all budgets and budget modifications submitted by their agency are in compliance with New York City and DYCD rules and regulations. 
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DYCD Releases 2012–2013 Annual Report 
DYCD is pleased to present the 2012–2013 Annual Report from the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD). Among our most significant achievements of the last two years has been preserving and increasing funding for programs despite limited resources during very challenging financial times.
DYCD is particularly excited about the recent expansion of our Out-of-School Time (OST), Cornerstone, and Immigrant Services and Literacy initiatives. 
Download Report (in PDF)
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NYC Girls Project
NYC New York City becomes the first major city in the nation to launch a girls' body image and self-esteem campaign.
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FY 2014 Discretionary Contracts
DYCD and other City agencies administer Discretionary contract funds. Discretionary funds are funds that non-profit, community-based social service providers use to meet the needs of local communities. The funds are allocated by the Members of the New York City Council. 
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Is youth organization making a trip? The Youth Group Subway Transportation Program can help.
Download flyer (in PDF)
Volunteer
Interested in volunteering? The Mayor's Volunteer Center can find you the right cause.
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Get Your ID
Having an ID is one of the keys to success.  Learn how to apply for a  birth certificate, Social Security card, and non-driver State ID.
NYC Careers
Visit the City of New York's official government jobs site, NYC Careers, to obtain general career information and to apply to jobs and civil service exams.
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Visit CityStore for NYC Merchandise
Visit CityStore, the official store of the City of New York, to buy official NYC merchandise. You can find NYPD, FDNY, DSNY, Parks, TLC merchandise, and more!
Shop online
CAU_icon Learn about your Community Board
The Community Affairs Unit provides information on all New York City Community Boards.
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ACCESS NYC - Benefit Information
Screen your family for over 30 City, State and Federal health and human service benefit programs. In addition to screening, you can learn about the programs, how to apply, where to go, and even print filled in applications.
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Locate City Services using NYCityMap
Use NYCityMap to find information on transportation, education, public safety, resident services, neighborhood information, and City life.
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Register to Vote!
Register to vote in the next election.
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