Voters Rule

City Studies

Voters Rule

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

A Bet on Debt

City Studies

A Bet on Debt

H2 Oh No!

Technical Assistance

H2 Oh No!

Swept Up

Urban Investigations

Swept Up

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Technical Assistance

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Print Is Justice For All?

The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution states that “cruel and unusual punishments [should not be] inflicted.” But what is cruel and unusual punishment? How does an amendment written in 1791 relate to issues today?

In the winter of 2017, CUP collaborated with Teaching Artist Meredith Degyansky and the International Community High School’s 11th grade to peel back the pages of the U.S. Constitution. Under the Eighth Amendment, should minors be charged as adults? Should inmates be held in solitary confinement? Who decides?

To investigate, students got out of the classroom and into the politics of the Eighth Amendment to speak with people invested in NYC’s justice system, from a New York Police Department Detective to a New York State Senator. Students surveyed community members for their opinions, created Public Service Announcements (PSAs) to breakdown different points of view, and created the Is Justice For All? postcard set to teach others what they learned and how you can get involved. 

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

Up Closed and Personal

Urban Investigations

Up Closed and Personal

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

City Studies

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage