The Wait

Urban Investigations

The Wait

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

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Public Access Design

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Common Cents

City Studies

Common Cents

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Urban Investigations

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

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. 

Carbon City

City Studies

Carbon City

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

The Cargo Chain

Making Policy Public

The Cargo Chain

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

What Up With DAT?

Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism

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Public Access Design

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From Cellblock to Your Block

Urban Investigations

From Cellblock to Your Block