Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell
Deputy Mayor Phil Thompson and Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs Bitta Mostofi announced during a press conference held on October 29, 2019 at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, the launch of the IDNYC renewal campaign, new and returning benefit partners, and the IDNYC Middle School Card.
Commissioner of Social Services Steve Banks, Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Tom Finkelpearl, Acting Deputy Chancellor Adrienne Austin, Principal of JHS 291 Roland Hayes Janice Bruce and first IDNYC Cardholder Esther Sanchez were also present at the press conference.
IDNYC is the largest municipal ID program in the country with over 1.3 million cardholders. With the fifth anniversary of IDNYC approaching and the first set of cards set to expire beginning in January 2020, the program has also introduced a new card design.
As part of the program’s continued expansion, IDNYC—in close partnership with the NYC Department of Education—launched a series of pop-up enrollment sites at public middle schools. The first, five-day pop-up opened at J.H.S. 291 Roland Hayes in Bushwick, Brooklyn on October 21st, 2019.
A special card with a vertical layout will be issued to all students who choose to obtain a card at their middle school pop-up enrollment site. The card will display the student’s name, photo, date of birth, height, gender, and the name of their middle school. It will not show the student’s home address.
In addition, beginning on December 2nd, 2019, New Yorkers whose IDNYC is expiring in less than 60 days, or whose card has been expired for less than 6 months, will be able to apply to renew their IDNYC through a new online portal or in person at an Enrollment Center. After completing the renewal process, all cardholders will receive a new IDNYC card featuring a new design.