Tenants' Rights to Repairs

Making Policy Public

Tenants' Rights to Repairs

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Our Values, Our Voice, Our Vote

Making Policy Public

Our Values, Our Voice, Our Vote

I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York

Parents' Rights During COVID-19

Technical Assistance

Parents' Rights During COVID-19

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

2021

news

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

news

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

news

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!

launch event

Over the summer students were hard at work using art, design, and collaborative research to investigate social justice issues impacting their communities. Mark your calendars and join us for two exciting debut presentations!

open call

CUP is looking for a Teaching Artist to lead an Urban Investigation project in the Winter/ Spring of 2022.

meet the…

This summer CUP was lucky to welcome Ana Beirne-Meyer as our Youth Education Intern. Ana spent the summer working with CUP programs at Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School and Red Hook Community Justice Center. We sat down with Ana to talk about her experience at CUP and ... more

talk, event

Did you miss our recent program? This summer, CUP hosted a panel discussion with leaders in the community-engaged design field. The thoughtful conversation explored the various ways we can practice the future we want to see in our work and workplaces. The online ... more

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Innocent Until Proven Risky

Making Policy Public

Innocent Until Proven Risky

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Your Truth, Your Rights

Public Access Design

Your Truth, Your Rights

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

What Is Mandatory Inclusionary Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Mandatory Inclusionary Housing?

Get Support in Housing Court

Making Policy Public

Get Support in Housing Court

Our Voice, Our Choice

Urban Investigations

Our Voice, Our Choice