Associate Executive Director | New York Center for Interpersonal Development (NYCID)
Staten Island Hub | USA
First and foremost, Michael De Vito Jr. is a Human Being & depending on where you reach him you’ll find him being a Community Leader-Writer-Teacher-Yogi-Meditator.
Michael graduated St. Peter’s High School and enlisted in the Marine Corps, ultimately attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant before remaining at his last duty station in Japan to parent his daughter, Miya. Having achieved a BA in Asian Studies while in service, he matriculated towards a MA Ed.
Returning home in 2005, Michael began working for New York Center for Interpersonal Development (NYCID). He served as a primary person advocate, Career/Education Advisor, and Program Director for their Staten Island Young Adult Borough Center – a second chance program for “at-promise” youth to earn a high school diploma. He meanwhile became NYS certified as an English Teacher (secondary education).
After being appointed Senior Director of Workforce Initiatives, De Vito is now NYCID’s Associate Executive Director where he is chiefly responsible for external affairs, advocacy and policy, and public relations.
Michael sits on the steering committees for the following collective impact projects: Tackling Youth Substance Abuse (TYSA), Equity Alliance of Staten Island (EASI), and Youth WINS (Workforce Initiative Network of Staten Island), the latter of which he is the founding Chair. He is a 2015 American Express Non-Profit Leadership Academy Alumni.
Inducted into the NYS Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame in 2017, Michael is a Kiwanian, a member of Occupy the Block, a sub-3-hour marathon runner, and former candidate for Congress. He resides in Westerleigh, Staten Island with his wife and childhood sweetheart, and their daughter.
Michael is a published writer and Champion Masters Runner from the mile to the Marathon.
Most of all, Michael is a helper.
He is guided by the principle of service.