About the Capacity Building and Professional Development Unit

DYCD invests in building the capacity of nonprofit organizations to help ensure that youth and families receive high quality services.  Capacity Building strives to strengthen organizations by investing in planning, leadership development and infrastructure.  The Unit also aims to enhance program quality by building front-line and supervisory staff knowledge and skills; and promote learning and continuous improvement by developing practitioner learning communities and supporting the adoption of data-driven decision-making practices.

Capacity Building and Professional Development, which is in the Planning Program Integration and Evaluation Department (PPIE), brings together practitioners, researchers and other experts to strengthen organizations and programs.  Capacity Building’s current Technical Assistance providers and their content areas are:


Technical Assistance Provider Content Area
American Institute of Research (AIR) After-School Math


Curriculum Development

Children’s Aid National Center for Community Schools Family Engagement
Community Resource Exchange Organization Development

Strategic Partnerships

Measuring and Using Outcomes

Expand Ed After-School Literacy,

After-School Life Science,

After-School Technology Computer Science

DYCD Online

Fiscal Management Associates Fiscal Management
Hetrick Martin Institute LGBTQ Youth
Literacy Assistance Center Adult Literacy
Mental Health Association of New York Case Management

Youth Mental health Support

Morningside Center for Social Responsibility Social Emotional Learning
NY Foundation for Architecture After-School Engineering/Built Environment
Partnership for After-School Education (PASE) Fund Development
Ramapo for Children Conflict Mediation

Managing Classroom Behavior

Support Center for Nonprofit Management Board Governance
Workforce Professional Training Institute Workforce Development,

Career Development

Youth Development Institute Youth Development

Youth Leadership

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