What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

Housing Court Help

Public Access Design

Housing Court Help

A Bet on Debt

City Studies

A Bet on Debt

Safe Space?

City Studies

Safe Space?

Lotto Zone

Urban Investigations

Lotto Zone

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

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

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Fast Trash

City Studies

Fast Trash

Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Making Policy Public

Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Don't Bank On It

Making Policy Public

Don't Bank On It

Test Ride

City Studies

Test Ride

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip