Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Public Access Design

Bail's Set... What's Next?

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. 

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

City Studies

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Public Access Design

Bail's Set... What's Next?

I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change