Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Pinned Down? Rise Up!

Making Policy Public

Pinned Down? Rise Up!

Planning for your children's future

Technical Assistance

Planning for your children's future

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

Air Fair?

City Studies

Air Fair?

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. 

Work Forced

Public Access Design

Work Forced

Up Closed and Personal

Urban Investigations

Up Closed and Personal

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

Don't Bank On It

Making Policy Public

Don't Bank On It

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

A Bet on Debt

City Studies

A Bet on Debt

What You Need To Know About ACS

Making Policy Public

What You Need To Know About ACS