En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Get Money

City Studies

Get Money

Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

From Cellblock to Your Block

Urban Investigations

From Cellblock to Your Block

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. 

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

Fast-Tracked

Urban Investigations

Fast-Tracked

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Urban Investigations

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Don't Bank On It

Making Policy Public

Don't Bank On It

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance