The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development provides a wide range of services and support to new New Yorkers. Immigrants and their children make up two-thirds of New York City’s population and are vital to the City’s civic, economic, and cultural vitality.
More than three million of New York City’s 8.225 million residents were born outside the United States. The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) contracts with community-based organizations across all five boroughs that provide a wide range of services and support to new New Yorkers.
Immigrant Family Services
Services designed to help immigrant parents of English Language Learners (ELL) in grades 6 through 12 understand the requirements of the New York City school system and take an active role in their children's education. Learn more
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Although DYCD no longer has programs which directly serve DACA applicants, below is a link for information on DACA and to those agencies that do. Learn more
NDA Immigrants (Civics)
Programs designed to help immigrants develop their ability to read, write, and speak in English. Also supports programs that help the newest New Yorkers prepare for U.S. Citizenship including the U.S. Citizenship & Civics test. Learn more