Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Technical Assistance

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

H2 Oh No!

Technical Assistance

H2 Oh No!

Step Right Up

City Studies

Step Right Up

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Print Is Justice For All?

The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution states that “cruel and unusual punishments [should not be] inflicted.” But what is cruel and unusual punishment? How does an amendment written in 1791 relate to issues today?

In the winter of 2017, CUP collaborated with Teaching Artist Meredith Degyansky and the International Community High School’s 11th grade to peel back the pages of the U.S. Constitution. Under the Eighth Amendment, should minors be charged as adults? Should inmates be held in solitary confinement? Who decides?

To investigate, students got out of the classroom and into the politics of the Eighth Amendment to speak with people invested in NYC’s justice system, from a New York Police Department Detective to a New York State Senator. Students surveyed community members for their opinions, created Public Service Announcements (PSAs) to breakdown different points of view, and created the Is Justice For All? postcard set to teach others what they learned and how you can get involved. 

What is asylum?

Making Policy Public

What is asylum?

SERVE!

Public Access Design

SERVE!

If You Can Make It Here...

Urban Investigations

If You Can Make It Here...

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Technical Assistance

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Show Up

Public Access Design

Show Up

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Making Policy Public

Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Meet the Gun Laws

City Studies

Meet the Gun Laws