I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York

Is Your Landlord Using Construction to Harass You?

Technical Assistance

Is Your Landlord Using Construction to Harass You?

We care!

Making Policy Public

We care!

The Water Underground

Urban Investigations

The Water Underground

Prison Profits: Who Pays The Price

City Studies

Prison Profits: Who Pays The Price

Print Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

Minimum wage has been a hot topic since President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the first national minimum hourly pay in 1938. Over 75 years later we’re still debating the value of a paycheck. Is minimum wage enough to live on? Should the government keep increasing the current rate?

In the Spring of 2015, CUP Teaching Artist Jenn Anne Williams worked with Alhassan Sussu’s Economics class at the International Community High School in the Bronx to explore whether the government should be involved in income equality.

To investigate, students tried to balance a monthly minimum wage paycheck, went into the neighborhood to survey community members on their opinions, and debated the pros and cons. Students created puppets, collages, and drawings to illustrate the information in the accordion booklet that shares what they discovered. 

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Public Access Design

What's On Your Plate?

City Studies

What's On Your Plate?

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Soda Census

City Studies

Soda Census

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Technical Assistance

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights