What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Our Voice, Our Choice

Urban Investigations

Our Voice, Our Choice

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Urban Investigations

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

Print Your School, Your Choice!

Choosing a public high school in New York City is an overwhelming process! It’s hard for any new student to make a decision about which of the more than 600 schools is the right one for them. But for recently arrived immigrant students and their families, there are even more barriers to enrolling in school. Resources to help with this process are hard to find and rarely available in languages other than English. Many students don’t know they have the right to ask for help in their language, and that there are schools and programs that specialize in supporting immigrant students. They might end up in a school that offers little help to someone struggling with a new language and culture, putting them at risk of dropping out of high school.

To help immigrant students and their families in NYC find the right school, CUP worked with Flanbwayan Haitian Literacy Project and designer Njoki Gitahi to create Your School, Your Choice!, a multilingual, step-by-by guide explaining the enrollment process. This guide helps students and their families understand their rights, their different school options, and how to enroll in the high school of their choice. The colorful foldout poster is in English, Haitian Creole, Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic—helping students from all over the world adapt to life in their new country.

Who Makes Bail?

Urban Investigations

Who Makes Bail?

Now Boarding

Urban Investigations

Now Boarding

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

The Wait

Urban Investigations

The Wait

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Space Jam

Urban Investigations

Space Jam

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?