Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

The Who in the Q!

Urban Investigations

The Who in the Q!

Now Boarding

Urban Investigations

Now Boarding

news

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 4:34PM

Meet Damon Locks! Damon is a Chicago-based visual artist, educator, vocalist/musician, and deejay. In 2011, CUP collaborated with Damon and Domestic Workers United on We Care, a Making Policy Public poster explaining the rights of domestic workers.

news, open call

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 1:53PM

We pulled together an all-star group of jurors to help us select our next Making Policy Public collaborators! Our juries consist of two designers and two advocates who are outstanding in their respective fields.  This year, we are thrilled to be joined by: Keira ... more

open call

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 5PM

CUP is seeking a fall intern to provide support for the organization and our Community Education programs. Our fall intern will assist with several projects, including: + Research for updates to our What Is Affordable Housing? Toolkit + Support for evaluation efforts for our ... more

news

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 11:18AM

Thank you so much to Project Resist for partnering with us for the month of September! Together, we raised $250 to sustain our hands-on investigative Youth Education programs to empower our next generation of civic leaders. Together, we’ll investigate: what does ... more

open call

Monday, August 21, 2017 10AM

CUP is looking for a Teaching Artist to lead a Youth Education Urban Investigation project in the fall of 2017. Learn more about Urban Investigations here!

open call

Monday, August 21, 2017 10AM

CUP is looking for two Teaching Artists to lead Youth Education City Studies projects in the fall of 2017. Find out more about City Studies here!

open call

Monday, August 7, 2017 5PM

CUP is seeking applications from grassroots community organizations and advocacy groups for Public Access Design! Public Access Design projects are collaborations in which CUP, a designer, and an advocate work together to create an accessible visual ... more

talk, news, open call

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 1PM

Hey Advocates! CUP’s Community Education staff members, Oscar Nuñez and Mark Torrey explained everything you need to know to create a top-notch advocate or community group application for CUP’s Making Policy Public and Public Access ... more

news

Thursday, July 13, 2017 3:06PM

CUP is excited to announce the selection of Nicholas Johnson as our first ever CUP Fellow for Change in Design! The Fellowship is our new initiative to support the development of a pipeline of talented individuals from historically under-represented communities into the ... more

news

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 4:18PM

This year, we are celebrating ten years of Making Policy Public! That’s ten years of collaborations, visual explanations, and increasing access to information and decision-making to those who need it most. 

For a limited time only, we are offering four classic issues of Making Policy Public from the first years of the program at a special price: Vendor Power!, Immigrants Beware!, I Got Arrested! Now What?, and We Are Public Housing. Get all four issues for $25–that’s over 20% off!

Click here to order your set today!

launch event

On June 22, 2017 students from the Comprehensive Model School Project presented What’s On Your Plate?

launch event

On June 21, 2017 students from the Bronx School for Law, Government, and Justice presented Zoning It In…

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

We Own It

Making Policy Public

Soak It Up!

City Studies

Soak It Up!

Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Scary, Ok With it, Good

City Studies

Scary, Ok With it, Good