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Jonathan Bogarín

Jonathan Bogarín

Jonathan Bogarín is an artist, filmmaker, and educator. He believes that art is a tool for understanding our world ... more

Jonathan Bogarín

Jonathan Bogarín is an artist, filmmaker, and educator. He believes that art is a tool for understanding our world that can help us become more active, creative, and conscientious citizens. Jonathan is currently co-directing Invisible Murals, a PBS supported documentary about myths, murals, and oil in Venezuela. He has created numerous public artworks in collaboration with youth including CUP projects “Bodega Down Bronx” and “Scary, OK with it, Good.” Jonathan thinks CUP is cool.

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Students from  Boom Town

Students from Boom Town

Students from UASCJ worked on an Urban Investigation on noise pollution. Those students were Suma Akter, Yasmeen Almoflihi, ... more

Students from Boom Town

Students from UASCJ worked on an Urban Investigation on noise pollution. Those students were Suma Akter, Yasmeen Almoflihi, Alia Arshad , Durdona Asrorova, Alexis Barcia, Iqra Bibi, Nihar Bibi, Jocelyn Calixto, Sarah Elhanafi, Turanoom Haque, Shakila Hoque, Samira Kuieam, Aisha Meah, Neelam Mohammad, Nida Niaz, Kamrun Nur, Tiffany Paciulla, Yamali Paternina, Mercedesz Peikert, Taquasha Perry, Jessica Ramirez, Imani Reese, Aileen Rojo, Hajrah Sajjad, Ulfat Shaheen, Sanya Shema, Monika Sobieszczuk, Rani Sonia, Barbara Yaroshevsky, Amna Zafar, and Razak Zonia.

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Lashawn Bourne, Brianna Tyler, and Jacqueline Attia

Lashawn Bourne, Brianna Tyler, and Jacqueline Attia

Lashawn, Brianna, and Jacqueline, from the St. John’s Recreation Center in Crown Heights, were part of the ... more

Lashawn Bourne, Brianna Tyler, and Jacqueline Attia

Lashawn, Brianna, and Jacqueline, from the St. John’s Recreation Center in Crown Heights, were part of the “What the Cell?” crew.

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James Boyd

James Boyd

James was an intern for CUP 2018-19 school year. He was an Urban Studies major at Vassar College with concentrations in ... more

James Boyd

James was an intern for CUP 2018-19 school year. He was an Urban Studies major at Vassar College with concentrations in Sociology and Geography and a minor in English. Originally from Massachusetts, he is interested in the ways that architecture shapes the ways people perceive space and how preservation can be used to empower forgotten narratives. When he is not commuting to CUP from Poughkeepsie on the MetroNorth, he enjoys reading, knitting, and exploring the Hudson Valley. He is excited to support CUP’s urgent work in creating better and more equitable futures.

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Joshua Breitbart

Joshua Breitbart

Joshua Breitbart is the Director of Field Operations for the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute. ... more

Joshua Breitbart

Joshua Breitbart is the Director of Field Operations for the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute. Through participatory media, collaborative design, and open source tools, OTI and its partners are building an Internet that people can shape to meet their needs and dreams. In his job, Josh uses the lessons he has learned as a founding board member of CUP and as a collaborator on projects like “The Internet is Serious Business” and “What the Cell?"

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The Brennan Center for Justice

The Brennan Center for Justice

The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve our ... more

The Brennan Center for Justice

The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve our systems of democracy and justice. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. The Center’s work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from racial justice in criminal law to Constitutional protection in the fight against terrorism. A singular institution — part think tank, part public interest law firm, part advocacy group, part communications hub — the Brennan Center seeks meaningful, measurable change in the systems by which our nation is governed.

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 Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A

Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A

Through innovative neighborhood-based advocacy, Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A assists individuals, families, ... more

Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A

Through innovative neighborhood-based advocacy, Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A assists individuals, families, organizations, and coalitions in sustaining vibrant, healthy communities primarily in Brooklyn and throughout New York City. We embrace the meaningful role that lawyers have in combating poverty. We firmly believe that legal services organizations are accountable to low-income communities and are charged with the responsibility of understanding their needs and collaborating with them, through an array of advocacy methods, to address the problems they confront. Together with the voices of our communities, we advance social and economic justice.

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Jade  Broomfield

Jade Broomfield

Jade Broomfield is a graphic designer from Newark, New Jersey. She received her BFA in Graphic Design from West Virginia ... more

Jade Broomfield

Jade Broomfield is a graphic designer from Newark, New Jersey. She received her BFA in Graphic Design from West Virginia University and is currently an MFA candidate at the School of Visual Arts studying Design for Social Innovation. Jade loves opportunities that allow her to combine her passions for design and social justice. She is interested in working with underrepresented groups and minority youth in ways that promote education, self acceptance, and neighborhood safety. When she is not working, designing, or studying you can find her searching for an obscure meal in NYC or keeping up with the latest social media trend. 

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Amanda Buck

Amanda Buck

Amanda Buck is a print and web designer from Ohio. Since graduating from Ohio State University with a degree ... more

Amanda Buck

Amanda Buck is a print and web designer from Ohio. Since graduating from Ohio State University with a degree in visual communication, she has been building a career as a designer working within the public realm. She’s worked with Project M as a co-founder, baker, event planner, and designer at PieLab, a community cafe in rural Alabama. She served as a Senior Designer in the Obama for America 2012 campaign. Other clients include the Baltimore Museum of Art, The Atlantic, GOOD, and IDEO. Amanda is pursuing her MFA in Graphic Design at Maryland Institute College of Art, where she also teaches.

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Stella Bugbee

Stella Bugbee

Stella Bugbee is a creative director specializing in identity and publication design. Studio projects might range from ... more

Stella Bugbee

Stella Bugbee is a creative director specializing in identity and publication design. Studio projects might range from logos, web sites and books, to self-published projects and collaborations. In addition to running her studio she teaches Advanced Publication Design to seniors in the degree program at Parsons School of Design. Prior to founding a company of her own in the summer of 2005, Stella founded Honest with Cary Murnion and Jon Milott while the three were attending Parsons School of Design. After five years at Honest, she left to work for The New York Times Magazine and then went on to be a Design Director with the Brand Integration Group at Ogilvy and Mather.

Stella’s work has been featured in Print, Res, How, Step, Black Book, Nylon and Eye. Stella Bugbee has worked on Building Codes, Important Housing Rights, and Code City. 

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 Building Movement Project

Building Movement Project

develops research, tools, training materials and opportunities for partnership that bolster nonprofit organizations’ ... more

Building Movement Project

develops research, tools, training materials and opportunities for partnership that bolster nonprofit organizations’ ability to support the voice and power of the people they serve.

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Lisa Burris

Lisa Burris

Lisa Burris began with GOLES as the PHROLES organizer in June 2005. She has been a life-long resident of Public Housing ... more

Lisa Burris

Lisa Burris began with GOLES as the PHROLES organizer in June 2005. She has been a life-long resident of Public Housing and began working with PHROLES as a steering committee member, eventually becoming the co-chair of the committee. Lisa graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from New Paltz College in 2003 and since has dedicated herself to creating social change. After college, Lisa worked teaching independent living skills to aging out foster children. She is a member of the United Nations Youth Council and co-founded Cultural Unity an organization in New Paltz dedicated to increasing cultural awareness and creating unity through education. Her organizing experience, incredible passion to create change, and first hand knowledge of public housing issues have prepared her for the challenges of organizing around public housing issues. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. Lisa Burris has worked on PHTV: What’s up with Public Housing?

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Michela Buttignol

Michela Buttignol

Born and raised in Northern Italy, Michela Buttignol is a New York-based freelance illustrator whose technological ... more

Michela Buttignol

Born and raised in Northern Italy, Michela Buttignol is a New York-based freelance illustrator whose technological fortitude has enabled her to branch across a variety of mediums. In 2011, she moved to New York to become a freelance illustrator, and since has been featured in The New York Times, American Illustration 31, 3X3 Annual N.10, Illustration Age, Brain Pickings and she just got selected for Illustrators 57 by the Society Of Illustrators in New York. The Fox Is Black described Michela’s style as dark and mysterious, yet still retaining an aspect of cheekiness.

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 CAAAV

CAAAV

Founded by Asian women as the Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence in 1986, CAAAV is one of the first pan-Asian ... more

CAAAV

Founded by Asian women as the Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence in 1986, CAAAV is one of the first pan-Asian grassroots organizations in the U.S. to educate and provide advocacy on behalf of victims of hate crimes. CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities works to build grassroots community leadership and power across diverse low-income Asian immigrant and refugee communities in New York City to fight for institutional change towards racial, gender and economic justice. CAAAV is currently working with CUP on an Issue of Making Policy Public that focuses on rent regulation rights In New York’s Chinatown. 

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Kevin Cadena

Kevin Cadena

Kevin Cadena is a Colombian-American designer, creative technologist, community organizer and artist who is currently based ... more

Kevin Cadena

Kevin Cadena is a Colombian-American designer, creative technologist, community organizer and artist who is currently based in Queens, NY. Kevin intersects these mediums together in different ways to critique, enforce or speculate on culture, conventions, and ethics in his environment. Kevin graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2016 with a BFA in graphic design and since then, he has worked with many different organizations ranging from research labs and design agencies to museums and co-working spaces. In his free time, he enjoys supporting local music, playing video games, watching basketball, and organizing his room.

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Claudia Calhoon

Claudia Calhoon

Claudia Calhoon is the Director of Health Advocacy at New York Immigration Coalition, leading development and execution of ... more

Claudia Calhoon

Claudia Calhoon is the Director of Health Advocacy at New York Immigration Coalition, leading development and execution of city and state campaigns to improve health access, coverage, and delivery for immigrant communities. She has provided leadership to a diverse array of public health and non-profit settings including the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture, the Open Society Foundations and as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cuenca, Ecuador. Claudia is currently enrolled in the Doctorate of Public Health Program at CUNY Graduate Center. She received a MPH from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and a BA in American History from Earlham College.

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Justin Cassano

Justin Cassano

Justin Cassano is an animator and designer based in Brooklyn, New York.  With a background in traditional animation ... more

Justin Cassano

Justin Cassano is an animator and designer based in Brooklyn, New York.  With a background in traditional animation and an aesthetic rooted in strong design, Justin aims to create work that satisfies and engages viewers.  Visit justincassano.com to see what he’s been up to lately.

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 Center for Court Innovation

Center for Court Innovation

The Center for Court Innovation helps the justice system aid victims, reduce crime, strengthen neighborhoods, and improve ... more

Center for Court Innovation

The Center for Court Innovation helps the justice system aid victims, reduce crime, strengthen neighborhoods, and improve public trust in justice. The Center combines action and reflection to spark innovation locally, nationally, and internationally.

The Center for Court Innovation worked with CUP on the I Got Arrested, Now What? MPP.

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 Center for Family Life

Center for Family Life

Center for Family Life, a program of SCO Family of Services, is a neighborhood-based family and social services ... more

Center for Family Life

Center for Family Life, a program of SCO Family of Services, is a neighborhood-based family and social services organization with deep roots in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Our mission is to promote positive outcomes for children, adults and families in Sunset Park through the provision of a comprehensive range of neighborhood-based family and social services. We partner with the community to provide access to resources and opportunities for personal growth and the development of interpersonal relationships that sustain and nurture families, support youth to develop into confident, capable adults and enrich the quality of life for neighborhood residents.

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 Center for New York City Neighborhoods

Center for New York City Neighborhoods

The Center for NYC Neighborhoods promotes and protects affordable homeownership in New York so that middle- and ... more

Center for New York City Neighborhoods

The Center for NYC Neighborhoods promotes and protects affordable homeownership in New York so that middle- and working-class families are able to build strong, thriving communities. Established by public and private partners, the Center meets the diverse needs of homeowners throughout New York State by offering free, high quality housing services. 

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