Here's a look at some of the impact RICCD is having.

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English Courses

Roosevelt Island sits just east of the United Nations building, making it home to the nations.  With so many first generation immigrants in need of learning the english language, the Roosevelt Island Center of Community Development offers free conversational english courses with kid care included. Classes like these quickly help move our new neighbors away from isolation towards both community and opportunity for advancement in multiple areas of life.

To register for english courses as a participant or to join our volunteer teams as an english teacher or kids coordinator email



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Empowering our neighbors living with disability 

Roosevelt Island has been a place of life and sustainability for thousands living with cognitive and physical disability. RICCD strategically partners with Do For One, an entity focused on ending the devaluation of people living with disability through the power of genuine relationships. We have seen this become a vital strategy in affirming the dignity in those pushed to the margins of society.

For those interested in working with Do For One email 



Youth Leadership Development

Roosevelt Island is home to youth from all over the globe.  Many are here for the long-term, yet many will leave to go back to their countries of origin within a few short years. This means we have been given the opportunity to impact and influence the culture of families, businesses, and countries all around the world, by simply focusing on developing our youth right here on the Island.  From teaching principles like "beginning with the end in mind", the importance of cultural agility, to the laws of good communication, it is our aim to come alongside schools and families to help develop high character and high capacity leaders out of our island's youth.

To register a child or to volunteer as one of our leadership coaches email