Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Technical Assistance

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

Voters Rule

City Studies

Voters Rule

Don't Trash NYC!

Public Access Design

Don't Trash NYC!

Free For All?

City Studies

Free For All?

open call

Monday, October 23, 2017 5PM

CUP is looking for designers to join our Public Access Design program as 2018 Public Access Design Fellows.

launch event

On October 17, 2017 students from Red Hook Community Justice Center presented The Public School Avengers.

news

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 3:31PM

Let’s shine a light on your utility rights! We’ve been hard at work on our 2017 Making Policy Public collaborations, and we’re getting close to being able to share four new collaborations explaining a complex policy issue. But until then, here’s ... more

Party

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 12:14PM

Thanks to everyone who came to our Annual Benefit on September 27th and helped to make it such a success! Over 250 community advocates, artists, designers, and other urban enthusiasts came together to celebrate CUP. A big thanks to all our Sponsors who made the event ... more

Party

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 7:30PM

This year’s Benefit will take place on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 at 26 Bridge in DUMBO. Save the date to join our community of advocates, artists, designers, and other urban enthusiasts to celebrate another year of CUP! Your support of the Benefit makes our work ... more
  • 26 Bridge St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

talk

Friday, September 15, 2017 9:15AM

CUP’s Executive Director, Christine Gaspar, will be speaking at the 2017 Design Matters Conference in Chicago, IL! The Design Matters Conference is an annual meeting that seeks to bring top designers, journalists, and civic leaders into exploratory dialogue with ... more
  • Chicago, IL

open call

Monday, September 11, 2017 5PM

The call for proposals for the 10th anniversary year of Making Policy Public is now open, marking a decade of CUP’s leadership in community-engaged design collaborations for social change.

talk

Friday, September 8, 2017 3:20PM

On Friday, September 8th, Christine Gaspar, CUP’s Executive Director will present a talk on Design and Civic Engagement as part of the Hopscotch Design Festival in Raleigh, NC. The Hopscotch Design Festival is a two-day event exploring the future of creativity, design, ... more
  • Raleigh, NC

news

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 4:34PM

Meet Damon Locks! Damon is a Chicago-based visual artist, educator, vocalist/musician, and deejay. In 2011, CUP collaborated with Damon and Domestic Workers United on We Care, a Making Policy Public poster explaining the rights of domestic workers.

news, open call

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 1:53PM

We pulled together an all-star group of jurors to help us select our next Making Policy Public collaborators! Our juries consist of two designers and two advocates who are outstanding in their respective fields.  This year, we are thrilled to be joined by: Keira ... more

open call

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 5PM

CUP is seeking a fall intern to provide support for the organization and our Community Education programs. Our fall intern will assist with several projects, including: + Research for updates to our What Is Affordable Housing? Toolkit + Support for evaluation efforts for our ... more

news

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 11:18AM

Thank you so much to Project Resist for partnering with us for the month of September! Together, we raised $250 to sustain our hands-on investigative Youth Education programs to empower our next generation of civic leaders. Together, we’ll investigate: what does ... more

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Making Policy Public

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine