Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

Test Ride

City Studies

Test Ride

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. 

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Don't Trash NYC!

Public Access Design

Don't Trash NYC!

If You Can Make It Here...

Urban Investigations

If You Can Make It Here...

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

The Public School Avengers

Urban Investigations

The Public School Avengers

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights