Step Right Up

City Studies

Step Right Up

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

¡El poder de prepararse!

Public Access Design

¡El poder de prepararse!

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Bottled Up

City Studies

Bottled Up

Print SERVE!

For trans and gender non-conforming youth of color, police profiling and harassment is a dark reality of every day life. Some youth get stopped by police several times a week—some even get stopped more than once a day. Part of the struggle to stay safe in these interactions is knowing and exercising your rights. That’s why CUP teamed up with Streetwise and Safe (SAS) and designer James Dunphy to create SERVE! Street Safety for Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Youth.

This pocket-sized know-your-rights guide helps youth advocate for themselves when they’re detained, searched, and in custody, as well as after they’re released. SERVE! is also the first publication of its kind to publicize rules that protect the rights of trans and gender non-conforming people in the NYPD Patrol Guide, the rulebook that governs how police interact with the public. The easy-to-follow design breaks down personal rights and provides examples of language youth can use to advocate for them. SAS Youth Leaders were an essential part of the design process, and provided feedback that made sure the guide became a unique symbol of their community. 

The Who in the Q!

Urban Investigations

The Who in the Q!

Sign Up!

Public Access Design

Sign Up!

Making Change

City Studies

Making Change

Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight

What's On Your Plate?

City Studies

What's On Your Plate?

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance