Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Safe Space?

City Studies

Safe Space?

Innocent Until Proven Risky

Making Policy Public

Innocent Until Proven Risky

Record It. Report It!

Public Access Design

Record It. Report It!

Show Up

Public Access Design

Show Up

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Bronx Students Stand Up!

Bronx Students Stand Up!

This fall, CUP collaborated with over 200 students from the International Community High School (ICHS) to investigate social justice issues impacting their community.

Teaching Artist Asa Mendelsohn teamed up with Mr. Nick Deming and Ms. Julia Joseph and the ICHS 11th graders to investigate the issue of gun violence. How does gun violence impact the Bronx? Where do guns come from? How can our community prevent violence, reduce harm, and promote safety for everyone? Throughout November, the group used documentary filmmaking to talk to community members and interview stakeholders from the Bronx Community Justice Center, S.O.S. Bronx, the Mayor’s Office for Criminal Justice, and a former NYPD detective.

CUP’s Youth Education Program Manager, Fielding Hong, teamed up with Ms. Akilah Clarke and the ICHS seniors to investigate New York City’s foster care system. How does the foster care system impact youth and families? What are youth and family rights in the foster care system? How can we better support impacted families? The group created collaborative poems, made collage posters, talked to community members and interviewed stakeholders from JCCA, JMacForFamilies, and the school community. The group is teaming up with CUP’s Fellow for Change in Design, Marisa Hetzler, to design a booklet to teach others about the issue.

Stay tuned for information about the debut of their final products!

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Technical Assistance

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Record It. Report It!

Public Access Design

Record It. Report It!

Is Your Landlord Using Construction to Harass You?

Technical Assistance

Is Your Landlord Using Construction to Harass You?

Can You See My Screen?

Urban Investigations

Can You See My Screen?