We Are Public Housing

Making Policy Public

We Are Public Housing

Meet the Gun Laws

City Studies

Meet the Gun Laws

Our Voice, Our Choice

Urban Investigations

Our Voice, Our Choice

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight

Air Fair?

City Studies

Air Fair?

Print Is Justice For All?

The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution states that “cruel and unusual punishments [should not be] inflicted.” But what is cruel and unusual punishment? How does an amendment written in 1791 relate to issues today?

In the winter of 2017, CUP collaborated with Teaching Artist Meredith Degyansky and the International Community High School’s 11th grade to peel back the pages of the U.S. Constitution. Under the Eighth Amendment, should minors be charged as adults? Should inmates be held in solitary confinement? Who decides?

To investigate, students got out of the classroom and into the politics of the Eighth Amendment to speak with people invested in NYC’s justice system, from a New York Police Department Detective to a New York State Senator. Students surveyed community members for their opinions, created Public Service Announcements (PSAs) to breakdown different points of view, and created the Is Justice For All? postcard set to teach others what they learned and how you can get involved. 

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

Show Me the Money!

City Studies

Show Me the Money!

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Urban Investigations

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

Weathering the Storm

Technical Assistance

Weathering the Storm

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?