DYCD image Over the past two decades, the City of New York has expanded quality after school services to support young people and working families.
About DYCD

The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) was created in 1996 to provide the City of New York with high-quality youth and family programming. Our central task is administering available City, state, and federal funds to effective community-based organizations. 

DYCD supports New York City youth and their families by funding a wide range of high-quality youth and community development programs, including:

The Comprehensive Afterschool System of NYC
Beacon Community Centers 
Cornerstone Community Centers 
Fatherhood Initiative 
Immigration services
Jobs and Internships for Youth
Literacy Programs for Adults and Adolescents
Runaway and Homeless Youth services
Summer Youth Employment Program

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DYCD is also the designated Community Action Agency for New York City, which is the local grantee for the Federal Community Services Block Grant (CSBG). CSBG funding supports a wide variety of programs that address the conditions of poverty.

DYCD is committed to building and expanding on partnerships that generate innovative and practical programs for youth, their families and communities.