Whose Art?

City Studies

Whose Art?

Planning for your children's future

Technical Assistance

Planning for your children's future

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Technical Assistance

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

Print Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

Minimum wage has been a hot topic since President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the first national minimum hourly pay in 1938. Over 75 years later we’re still debating the value of a paycheck. Is minimum wage enough to live on? Should the government keep increasing the current rate?

In the Spring of 2015, CUP Teaching Artist Jenn Anne Williams worked with Alhassan Sussu’s Economics class at the International Community High School in the Bronx to explore whether the government should be involved in income equality.

To investigate, students tried to balance a monthly minimum wage paycheck, went into the neighborhood to survey community members on their opinions, and debated the pros and cons. Students created puppets, collages, and drawings to illustrate the information in the accordion booklet that shares what they discovered. 

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Carbon City

City Studies

Carbon City

Fast Trash

City Studies

Fast Trash

The Wait

Urban Investigations

The Wait

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It