Back to Afterschool 
Apply today! Visit discoverDYCD to locate a program near you. 
Do you need an afterschool program in your neighborhood, information on improving reading skills, or finding the nearest community center? DYCD funds a wide range of high-quality programs for youth of all ages. Check out discoverDYCD, or call the Community Connect hotline at 1-800-246-4646 or 646-343-6800, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, to find your local program. To apply for an afterschool program, visit discoverDYCD:
Building Bridges  
Accessing NYC Funding Opportunities 
Find out how to access NYC Funding Opportunities by attending a Building Bridges sessions on October 7th or December 7th.  Learn how to open an account in PASSPort which gives you access to NYC funding opportunities, apply for discretionary funding, and free capacity building resources to strengthen your board and volunteers. Register using the Building Bridges Eventbrite link.
Community Needs Assessment (CNA)   
We need your voice now! Take the Community Needs Assessment and let us know how we can improve the well-being of your neighborhood. Complete the survey. Today!
Not One More Shot
DYCD invites all New Yorkers to join the fight to end gun violence as part of the City's #NotOneMoreShotNYC Campaign. Take the pledge today! Young people play a role in reducing gun violence through their decisions. See some ideas that #NYCYouth put together to end gun violence on our YouTube page.  
Saturday Night Lights 
Saturday Night Light programs provide free high-quality sports and Saturday night activities for #NYCYouth ages 11-18, including basketball, soccer, volleyball, dance, martial arts, and more. One hundred thirty-one community gyms across the five boroughs help neighborhoods combat gun violence. Find a gym near you on the official SNL website.  
NYC Youth Summit 
The Catalyst Experience will be a first-of-its-kind, in-person event for young people ages 13-25. #NYCYouth can learn about investing, entrepreneurship, caring for their mental health, and more. 

Attend live forums interviews with entrepreneurs in Real Estate, Trading, Fashion, and Entertainment industries--live performances, food, business, investing panel discussions, and more. Catalyst Youth Summit will include a vendor marketplace for youths and small businesses. To learn more and register, visit the official website.
Recruiting younger NAB members 
Are you 16 years old or older and want to discuss what your community needs? Your community needs your voice, energy, and passion. Join your neighborhood advisory board (NAB) and decide neighborhood priorities. Complete an application today! 

Residents interested in joining a NAB and playing an essential role in their community
complete an application, or contact DYCD's Community Connect by phone at
1-800-246-4646, Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM, or by email at  
Neighborhood Development Area (NDA) Public Hearings  
Attend your community’s public hearing and share what is most needed in your neighborhood. Community voice informs and determines how federal funds for social services for low-income individuals and families are spent. The public hearings occur virtually and in person.  Sign-up for the Public Hearing virtual session or attend the in-person session to testify. All sessions are open to the general public if you live or work in the Neighborhood Development Area (NDA). 

Looking for additional ways to share your thoughts, ideas, or concerns? Complete the Community Needs Assessment today! 
Note: Check back with this page frequently for last-minute changes, postponements, or cancellations.  
Internship Opportunities 
Train & Earn   

Train & Earn is a year-long program for low-income youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who are not working and not in school. This program provides extensive job training and employment services to help participants find a permanent job. 

Advance & Earn

Advance & Earn is an innovative training and employment program for young adults between the ages of 16-24. Develop your career pathway with employer-recognized training, earn credentials and certifications, enjoy paid internships, and get comprehensive High School Equivalency (HSE) test preparation. To learn more about Advance & Earn, visit the official DYCD website. To apply, visit discoverDYCD and search Advance & Earn for a program near you.  
Runaway & Homeless Youth  
Are you 16-24 and need someone to talk to or a place to stay? What about help finding a job? Visit a Drop-In Center in your neighborhood and get connected to resources. Find one here 

DYCD Funds services for Runaway & Homeless Youth that include Street Outreach, Referral Services, and more. Visit the DYCD Website for more information.  
Youth Ask Youth Census
It’s that time again! The Youth Ask Youth Census (YAY)   is closing out for 2022 on Oct 17th, and we want youth voices in New York City to be heard! If you’re 13-24, we want to hear from YOU about your experiences and what you think needs to change in New York City. The 2022 YAY Census covers learning, civics, COVID-19, mental health, economics, policing, and more. Make sure your opinions are included this year! 
For those on the go or who might not have access to a laptop or tablet, please feel free to download the Amplify app here! From there, you will have an easier time going through the surveys, and of course, you can better track your progress. You can find it on the Apple app store or Google Play here.
People who finish all 4 surveys can redeem their points for a $25 gift card!  If you refer friends, you earn even more points!

8th Annual Harlem March and Interfaith Day of Prayer to End Violent Loss in Our Community 
Attend On Saturday, October 1, 2022, at 10:00 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church
211 West 141 Street (between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd and Fedrick Douglass Blvd.
Food and Climate Culture  
Did you know incorporating more fruits and vegetables improves your health and positively impacts the world's climate? To learn more about the City's food policy, visit the official NYC Food website.   


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