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Thursday, March 2, 2017 5:02PM

What’s better than one of our newest Making Policy Public posters? All four of our newest Making Policy Public posters! These posters will help this wild world make sense again, one complex policy issue at a time. For a limited time only, we are offering A ... more

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Thursday, March 2, 2017 4:30PM

Finding a job after you’re released from prison is difficult. Some employers discriminate against people with criminal records, and explaining a gap in your resume is tricky. New York City recently passed the Fair Chance Act to protect formerly incarcerated New Yorkers ... more

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Thursday, March 2, 2017 4:18PM

Enrolling in NYC public high schools is an overwhelming and difficult process. There are over 600 schools students can choose from and not all of them may be the right one. Many immigrant students and their families don’t know that they have the right to ask for help ... more

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:07PM

Choosing where to live, who to live with, and how to live one’s life are basic rights. But for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) it can be particularly difficult to access those rights. In the past, living with family or in group homes may ... more

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 4:43PM

CUP is excited to announce the 2017 Public Access Design Fellows. The incoming group of designers and artists will work with CUP over the coming year, and learn about our participatory design  methods. Several of the fellows will also get ... more

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Thursday, February 2, 2017 3:57PM

Meet Alex! As a 2016 Public Access Design Fellow, Alex Tatusian designed our latest Public Access Design project, Bail’s Set… What’s Next? in collaboration with our partners, the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund.  1. Can you tell us a little bit more ... more

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Friday, January 6, 2017 4:15PM

CUP on the air! In December, we spent an afternoon at the WNYC studios as a guest on The Leonard Lopate Show. Listen to our director, Christine Gaspar, discuss the themes explored in “By the People: Designing for a Better America,” like affordable housing, food ... more

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 12:38PM

This holiday season, CUP has you covered! We have two new products, available for a limited time only.  This pint-sized bundle of our Public Access Design products is perfect for the justice-seeker on the go! The pack features seven of our print Public ... more

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016 4:25PM

Click here to help meet the increasingly urgent need for CUP’s work today. Dear Friend of CUP, In 2015, a young woman in the Bronx faced her landlord’s lawyer, alone, in Housing Court. She owed back rent, and was asking for extra time to pay it, and for the ... more

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This election year has been a sad and challenging time for those of us working to dismantle the systems that create and maintain inequity in our society. We will recover, regroup, and redouble our efforts in the days ahead. In the mean time, below are some resources that may ... more

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Three CUP projects are now available in additional languages!

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We’re excited and honored to announce that the National Endowment for the Arts has awarded CUP with a grant for 2016-17! The grant will support CUP’s Making Policy Public program, which uses art and design to make public policy accessible for everyone. Each ... more

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