NIDC is deeply committed to creating positive change for kids and families in the Bronx.
Neighborhood Initiatives Development Corp. (NIDC) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization incorporated in the State of New York. Our mission is to prepare youth for a successful future and help build thriving communities.
We offer a broad range of youth development services including, afterschool programs for students in grades Pre-K - 12, summer camp, nightly teen center, and support for Out-of-School Youth. As a staple in the community, NIDC works with tenants, landlords, precincts, schools, health centers, and congressmen to address a broad variety of issues facing the Bronx.
NIDC has worked to stabilize and revitalize the Northeast Bronx since 1982.
In the early 1980s many areas of the Bronx were in severe disrepair. Poverty was on the rise. Housing stock was plummeting. Longtime residents began moving out in droves, while younger, lower income families began moving in.
Several of the largest employers in the northeast Bronx – Albert Einstein Medical College, Montefiore Hospital, and Beth Abraham Health Services, as well as community leaders from the Bronx Jewish Community Council, St. Lucy’s Church, and Jewish Community Council of Pelham Parkway were concerned about the long term health and stability of the community.
Neighborhood Initiatives Development Corp. (NIDC) was formed out of this concern to preserve the neighborhoods of the Northeast Bronx. NIDC began by helping landlords secure the much needed funds to renovate and improve the quality of their buildings, while advocating on behalf of tenants dealing with negligent landlords.
As the situation began to stabilize, NIDC turned its attention to the community’s need for quality youth services. Afterschool programming began at P.S. 96 in 1988. NIDC has since expanded to serve youth ages 4 to 18 in several schools and sites through the Northeast Bronx.
Over the course of three decades, NIDC has played an important role in the development of the Northeast Bronx through year-round educational, housing, advocacy, community development, crime-prevention, career-readiness training, recreational, and commercial revitalization services.