Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Making Policy Public

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Displaced From This Place?

Urban Investigations

Displaced From This Place?

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

What Up With DAT?

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

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. 

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

ICEbreaker

City Studies

ICEbreaker

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced

Housing Court Help

Public Access Design

Housing Court Help

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Urban Investigations

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?