DYCD Youth Connect
DYCD's Youth Connect is a one-stop shop for all youth-related resources in NYC. Youth Connect has a toll-free hotline and utilizes web-based strategies to increase access to and visibility of New York City's opportunities for youth, families and community organizations. Youth Connect receives over 55,000 phone calls annually, and staff provides information and service referrals from a database of resources including about 8,000+community organizations. Youth Connect distributes a monthly email newsletter called the "Youth Connect E-Blast", which highlights DYCD's latest programs and enrollment periods, invites youth to visit DYCD's website, and often includes information on scholarship, internships and employment opportunities. Youth Connect can be contacted by email through an online form, and through social media on Facebook and Twitter. The hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 9:00AM - 7:00PM.