Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Making Policy Public

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

Seeking Sanctuary

Urban Investigations

Seeking Sanctuary

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

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. 

Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight

Level Up

City Studies

Level Up

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

What's Going On In The Neighborhood?

Envisioning Development

What's Going On In The Neighborhood?

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change