The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) Scholars program is a 2-year college credit and youth studies certificate program. The Scholars program is for people who work with youth at Beacon and COMPASS programs funded by the City. 

If you are a staff member, the program can enhance your skills and provide an introduction to college. You can earn a certificate in youth studies and 12 undergraduate credits.

You can get more information about the Scholars college program.


Email the Department of Youth and Community Development.

By Phone

  • Agency: Department of Youth and Community Development
  • Division: Community Connect
  • Phone Number: (800) 246-4646
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Community Connect is experiencing technical difficulties. If the call fails to connect you can call again later or send an email to

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