Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

Tenants' Rights to Repairs

Making Policy Public

Tenants' Rights to Repairs

What You Need To Know About ACS

Making Policy Public

What You Need To Know About ACS

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Technical Assistance

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

open call

We’re now accepting applications for the 2022 CUP Fellowship for Change in Design!

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Every nonprofit has a board. But what are they even for? Ideally, the board helps guide and support the organization to achieve its mission and navigate challenges. We’re lucky to have a board that does that and more.

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Meet our co-chairs! Sabrina Hall and Ariel Fausto bring different backgrounds and perspectives to the CUP board, but both are committed to the power of design to make positive change.

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Just before Covid struck, our board chair let us know he planned to step down soon. Two months later, we were in full quarantine mode, and he very generously agreed to stay on longer to help us navigate the pandemic and put our new leadership structure in place.

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Despite all of the challenges of 2021, we’ve been humbled and amazed at the resilience and commitment of our collaborators, who have continued to show up to help people access the rights and services they needed for secure housing, safety, and financial ... more

meet the…

Asa Mendelsohn is an artist, writer, and teacher from New York City. This fall, Asa is collaborating with students at International Community High School (ICHS) on a documentary film that asks, how can we prevent gun violence in the Bronx? For this month’s Meet the ... more

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

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On December 9, 2021 students from the Red Hook Community Justice Center held a workshop for local young people about marijuana legalization and its potential impact on the community.

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Support communities building power by sponsoring one of our Envisioning Development Toolkits for a grassroots community organization!

meet the…

For our latest installment of Meet the Designer, we chatted with designer Arthur Kim! Arthur collaborated with CUP and the Public Utility Law Project to create Trouble With Your Water Bill?, a guide to help New Yorkers claim their rights to access water. Get to know Arthur below!

open call

CUP is hiring an intern to start in January 2022! As a CUP intern, you’ll assist with several projects and learn about CUP’s methods for using design to meet community needs. +Support in developing and updating content for CUP communications, including ... more

launch event

Thursday, October 7, 2021 10:10AM

How will marijuana legalization impact New York? How does poverty impact mental health? What do youth think about these issues? Watch two student debut presentations and their documentaries now to find out!

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Pinned Down? Rise Up!

Making Policy Public

Pinned Down? Rise Up!

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

We're Watching

Public Access Design

We're Watching

Don't Trash NYC!

Public Access Design

Don't Trash NYC!

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

Education Rights for Families

Technical Assistance

Education Rights for Families

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA