What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

New School on the Block

City Studies

New School on the Block

Innocent Until Proven Risky

Making Policy Public

Innocent Until Proven Risky

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Public Access Design

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What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Print Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

Minimum wage has been a hot topic since President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the first national minimum hourly pay in 1938. Over 75 years later we’re still debating the value of a paycheck. Is minimum wage enough to live on? Should the government keep increasing the current rate?

In the Spring of 2015, CUP Teaching Artist Jenn Anne Williams worked with Alhassan Sussu’s Economics class at the International Community High School in the Bronx to explore whether the government should be involved in income equality.

To investigate, students tried to balance a monthly minimum wage paycheck, went into the neighborhood to survey community members on their opinions, and debated the pros and cons. Students created puppets, collages, and drawings to illustrate the information in the accordion booklet that shares what they discovered. 

The Deciders

City Studies

The Deciders

Immigrants & NY

Making Policy Public

Immigrants & NY

Swept Up

Urban Investigations

Swept Up

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Making Policy Public

Whose Art?

City Studies

Whose Art?

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

From Shelter to Apartment

Making Policy Public

From Shelter to Apartment

Don't Bank On It

Making Policy Public

Don't Bank On It