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DYCD-funded programs Update

All DYCD-funded programs based in NYC Schools including Beacon will remain closed until schools reopen. Due to the recent guidance on social distancing, Cornerstone and COMPASS Center-based programs will be closed for the remainder of this week. Please, contact programs for updated business hours. For updates on DYCD programs and services, click here or visit

FY 2021 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.
Learn about Discretionary Contracts

SYEP Alternatives 

Are you bored in the house and in the house bored? DYCD has got you covered with the SYEP Alternatives Enrichment Directory. The directory is updated through the summer and contains certification courses, work readiness training, career exploration and creative opportunities to keep NYC Youth fully engaged this summer. Learn more about SYEP Alternatives