Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Urban Investigations

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Our Voice, Our Choice

Urban Investigations

Our Voice, Our Choice

Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

Show UP

Public Access Design

Show UP

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.

Fast-Tracked

Urban Investigations

Fast-Tracked

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

The Public School Avengers

Urban Investigations

The Public School Avengers

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

Fast Trash

City Studies

Fast Trash

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Technical Assistance

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party