The New York Center for Interpersonal Development (Used to be known as Young People's Information Service - YPIS) does a great service to the community - they provide mediation of smaller court cases and community disputes. And there are a lot of community disputes on Staten Island, as you know if you live here. A lot of "get your tree off my property" kind of stuff that just bogs down the courts but can be so easily mediated into a solution. NYCID teaches classes in mediation, runs programs in island high schools to teach peer mediation, and lightens the load on our busy civil courts. Either donate your time or donate some funds to this great island program.