Youth and Community Development (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 appropriately qualified community-based organizations. Selected organizations must be in touch with the needs of the people they serve, devoted to the highest principles of community service, and committed to sound fiscal management. 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.

DYCD funds a wide range of programs, including: COMPASS and SONYC afterschool programs, Beacon Community Centers, Cornerstone Community Centers, Runaway and Homeless Youth Services, Youth Workforce Development, Literacy, Summer Youth Employment Program, Immigrant Services, Neighborhood Development Area programs.



  2 Lafayette St., New York NY, 10007    Map this

Contact Numbers

(646) 343-6000
Fax:  (646) 343-6973


Bill Chong , Commissioner. $212,044.
Appointed January 13, 2014.
(646) 343-6710
Chief of Staff - John Cirolia
(646) 343-6780
Deputy Chief of Staff - Anthony Ng
(646) 343-6732
Director, Intergovernmental Affairs - Sara Marks
(646) 343-6734
Associate Commissioner, Youth Workforce Development - Andre White
(646) 343-6620
Assistant Commissioner, Youth Workforce Development - Daphne Montanez
(646) 343-6670
Chief Public Information Officer - Mark Zustovich
(646) 343-6740
Deputy Press Secretary - Dayana Perez
(646) 343-6739
Senior Director, External & Intergovernmental Affairs - Andrew Miller
(646) 343-6738