Draw the line!

Technical Assistance

Draw the line!

Lotto Zone

Urban Investigations

Lotto Zone

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Pay Dirt

City Studies

Pay Dirt

Space Jam

Urban Investigations

Space Jam

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

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. 

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

If You Can Make It Here...

Urban Investigations

If You Can Make It Here...

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

City Studies

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Know Your Lines

Making Policy Public

Know Your Lines

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip