$ Breakdown

Urban Investigations

$ Breakdown

Food Stamped

City Studies

Food Stamped

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

Who Makes Bail?

Urban Investigations

Who Makes Bail?

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

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. 

Show Me the Money!

City Studies

Show Me the Money!

Weathering the Storm

Technical Assistance

Weathering the Storm

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

What Up With DAT?

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights