Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Print Language Rights are Civil Rights!

If you don’t speak English in NYC and you’re trying to access government services, NYC and NY State’s innovative language access laws guarantee you the right to the assistance of an interpreter. But many immigrant communities aren’t aware of this right and routinely lose access to critical services because they don’t speak English. In 2012, CUP worked with designer Melissa Gorman and the Language Access Project at Legal Services-NYC to create Language Rights Are Civil Rights!, a wallet-size foldout on language access that you can also use to ask for an interpreter.

This issue of Public Access Design is fully translated into Spanish, Chinese, Bengali, Russian, Arabic, Haitian Creole, Urdu, Korean, Polish, and French – the 10 most commonly spoken languages of the city’s limited English proficient population. 

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

The Deciders

City Studies

The Deciders

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Vendor Power!

Making Policy Public

Vendor Power!