Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Happy Meals?

City Studies

Happy Meals?

The Cargo Chain

Making Policy Public

The Cargo Chain

Common Cents

City Studies

Common Cents

Zoning It In...

Urban Investigations

Zoning It In...

Print SERVE!

For trans and gender non-conforming youth of color, police profiling and harassment is a dark reality of every day life. Some youth get stopped by police several times a week—some even get stopped more than once a day. Part of the struggle to stay safe in these interactions is knowing and exercising your rights. That’s why CUP teamed up with Streetwise and Safe (SAS) and designer James Dunphy to create SERVE! Street Safety for Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Youth.

This pocket-sized know-your-rights guide helps youth advocate for themselves when they’re detained, searched, and in custody, as well as after they’re released. SERVE! is also the first publication of its kind to publicize rules that protect the rights of trans and gender non-conforming people in the NYPD Patrol Guide, the rulebook that governs how police interact with the public. The easy-to-follow design breaks down personal rights and provides examples of language youth can use to advocate for them. SAS Youth Leaders were an essential part of the design process, and provided feedback that made sure the guide became a unique symbol of their community. 

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

Weathering the Storm

Technical Assistance

Weathering the Storm

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

What Up With DAT?

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Technical Assistance

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?