Making Change

City Studies

Making Change

Care Aware

City Studies

Care Aware

Displaced From This Place?

Urban Investigations

Displaced From This Place?

Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism

Food Stamped

City Studies

Food Stamped

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Print Free For All?

On April 12, 2017, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a free college tuition bill into law. The Excelsior Scholarship makes the City and State Universities of New York tuition-free, but only for qualifying students. Students that are part time, undocumented, or whose families make over $125,000 per year are not eligible. Should college be free for everyone? 

In the winter of 2018, CUP collaborated with Teaching Artist Gabe Gordon and Yadira Echevarria’s internship class at the international Community High School (ICHS) in the Bronx to find out. To investigate, students got out of the classroom and into the realm of higher education to survey educators and school staff on the value of a degree and the possible hidden costs of education. What are the different types of academic degrees? How much does higher education actually cost? Who decides?

Students created the newspaper Free For All? to teach others what they learned and to help students navigate their higher education options. 

Housing Court Help

Public Access Design

Housing Court Help

Voters Rule

City Studies

Voters Rule

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Technical Assistance

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Draw the line!

Technical Assistance

Draw the line!

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

Technical Assistance

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine