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Looking for an afterschool program in your neighborhood? Need information on improving reading skills or finding the nearest community center? The new web application discoverDYCD allows you to search in multiple languages for DYCD-funded programs. You can search by borough, neighborhood or zip code, and discoverDYCD provides contact information, activities offered, and a mapping feature with navigation.

Categories of services include: Afterschool Programs, Family Support, Literacy Services, Youth Services and so much more! We hope you find discoverDYCD useful as you take advantage of the diverse resources and opportunities that New York City has to offer. 

Building Bridges: Understanding Collaboration in a Fundraising Environment

Learn how to leverage existing partnerships to increase funding opportunities. Find out how you can engage community partners to create a compelling and impactful fundraising plan, increase funding streams, and help your organizations become more sustainable. Meet other community leaders. Receive free resource guides and materials. All events are in the evening 6-8pm and at no cost to participants.

To register for Event Dates, click on links below:
June 1st – Manhattan,  DYCD, 2 Lafayette Street, 14th Floor
June 6th – Queens, Elmhurst Hospital, 79-01 Broadway
June 7th – Brooklyn, Saratoga Cornerstone Center, 940 Hancock Street
June 8th – Bronx, Justice Sonia Sotomayor Community Center, 1000 Rosedale Ave
June 13th – Staten Island, Gerard Carter Cornerstone Community Center, 230 Broad Street

3rd Annual COMPASS Recipe Rescue

On March 4, 2017 we held the annual COMPASS #RecipeRescue event for K-12 youth to promote healthy eating, parent engagement, and cooking skills. The young chefs took their favorite family recipes and "rescued" them by preparing a healthier version. DYCD partnered with the Institute of Culinary Education. We were joined by HOT 97 to judge the final meals.
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DYCD Releases The 2017-18 Child and Adult Care Food Program at various Community Centers throughout New York City Invitation for Bid.

DYCD is excited to announce the release of our Invitation for Bid for the 2017-18 Child and Adult Care Food Program at various Community Centers throughout New York City.

Through an invitation for Bid, the Department of Youth and Community Development seeks a qualified Food Service Management Company (FSMC) to implement the 2017-18 Federally funded Child and Adult Care Food Program at Community Centers located in various New York City Housing Authority developments.

The FSMC will provide and deliver to the Centers complete, safe and nutritious meals that conform to the United States Department of Agriculture Required Meal Patterns and Food Specifications and also conform to the New York City Food Standards.

The Bid Opening Date is Tuesday May 2, 2017 at 10:00AM.
Learn more about the Invitation for Bid

Fatherhood Initiative RFP Awards

DYCD is pleased to announce the Fatherhood Initiative RFP Awardees for Organizations Determined Eligible.
Download list of Eligible Awardees

Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) Applications

If you are a NYC youth between the ages of 14–24 who is looking for valuable work experience and earning money this summer, please complete the SYEP application and take the first step to landing your dream summer job.
Learn more about SYEP

Interested in becoming an SYEP worksite? Please complete our worksite application here.

DYCD Chess Masters Tournament 2017

On Saturday, January 28, more than 600 young people participated in DYCD’s Chess Masters Tournament at the Police Athletic League’s Harlem Center. The event gave youth an opportunity to compete among their peers and sharpen their chess skills.  A news segment created by CBS 2 is available to view here.
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Step It Up NYC Wildcard Battle 2017

On Saturday, January 28, a total of 250 dancers and steppers joined DYCD at the Williamsburg Community Center for a chance to secure a wildcard slot in the Step It Up NYC 2017 Final Showcase. Congratulations to junior division champion Rok Nation from the The Child Center of NY Beach 41st Street Cornerstone Community Center and senior division champion No Name Necessary from Good Shepherd Services NYC at Madiba Prep Middle School.
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