Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism

From Cellblock to Your Block

Urban Investigations

From Cellblock to Your Block

We care!

Making Policy Public

We care!

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Voice Recognition

Urban Investigations

Voice Recognition

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.

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Lunchroom Digest

City Studies

Lunchroom Digest

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Public Access Design

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Technical Assistance

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Displaced From This Place?

Urban Investigations

Displaced From This Place?