Community Partners

Over the past 20 years, CDI has built a wide range of community partnerships that give us the capacity to offer unparalleled opportunities to our students. These businesses, nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities provide paid internships, career exploration opportunities, legal guidance, medical referrals, specialized courses, and college classes to our motivated students and alumni. Our community partners expose students to a world beyond their own communities—sparking curiosity and inspiring futures.

  • 125th Street Farmers’ Market
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Animal Haven
  • Atlas
  • Avodah
  • Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Phillips Ambulatory Care Center
  • Broadway Community, Inc.
  • Brooklyn Grange
  • Build It Green
  • Cabrini Eldercare
  • Cambridge Insurance &Financial Solutions
  • Central Park Conservancy
  • Collaboration and Change, LLC
  • Community Healthcare Network
  • Cooper Union
  • Cornell Weill Medical College
  • CVS
  • Dancing Classrooms
  • DOE Office of Postsecondary Readiness
  • Eagle Street Rooftop Farm
  • Educational Video Center
  • Envirolution
  • Free Arts NYC
  • Fresh Air Fund
  • GreenApple Corps
  • Gwyneth Shoes
  • Hospital for Joint Diseases Diseases | NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Legal Aid Society
  • Lehman College, CUNY
  • Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
  • Manhattan Management Service
  • Mixed-Up Mosaics
  • New York Alliance for Careers in Healthcare
  • New York Aquarium
  • New York Cares
  • New York City Department of Parks & Recreation
  • New York City Explorers
  • New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • New York Restoration Project
  • Partnerships for Parks
  • PCI-Media Impact
  • PMT Dance Studio
  • Public Allies
  • Queens Botanical Garden
  • Reading Partners
  • Recycle-A-Bicycle
  • Let’s Get Ready