Is Your Landlord Using Construction to Harass You?

Technical Assistance

Is Your Landlord Using Construction to Harass You?

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

open call, news

Dear friends of CUP, We are writing to share important news about CUP’s future and our journey over the last 13 years.

news, open call

Design for Civic Change is a professional development program for government workers interested in implementing community-engaged design within their work.

open call

We’re looking for a Program Assistant, a Youth Education Program Coordinator, and a Director of Operations and Development. Read on to learn more about each position and how to apply!

open call

We’re looking for someone with a passion for social justice, great attention to detail, strong verbal and written communication skills, and experience working with Adobe and CMS who wants to support our mission of using design and art to contribute to meaningful social ... more

open call

We’re looking for community and advocacy organizations who are working to address policy issues where the difficulty of understanding the issues is leading to social injustice. Together, we’ll collaborate with designers to break down complex problems into an ... more

news

We’re thrilled to announce that CUP was recently awarded a new multi-year grant through Brooklyn Community Foundation’s Invest in Youth program! These grants were made in partnership with a council of youth advisors, and support community-based organizations that ... more

news

CUP and Teaching Artist Christopher Lopez are collaborating with classroom teacher Mr. Mark Leffler and his 12th grade computer science students at International Community High School (ICHS) in the Bronx to explore the issue of Big Data and its use by the NYPD. 

news

In the past several weeks, CUP launched two Urban Investigations with students to explore social justice issues impacting New Yorkers.

news

This winter, CUP collaborated with over 200 students from the International Community High School (ICHS) to investigate social justice issues impacting their community. On Friday, February 4th, ICHS students debuted their final products to the public!

meet the…

This year’s cohort of designers and artists will work with CUP to learn about community-engaged design methods. And through the Public Access Design program, select fellows will also get to collaborate with CUP and our advocacy partners to create a visual tool that ... more

news

We’re thrilled to announce our latest round of Making Policy Public collaborations! Over the course of a year, we’ll be working with this stellar group of advocacy organizations and designers to create large fold-out posters that explain complex ... more

meet the…

We pulled together an all-star group of jurors to help us select our next CUP Fellow for Change in Design! This year we are joined by: Jerome Harris, Annika Izora, and Marisa Hetzler (clockwise from top left).

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

Technical Assistance

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

Our Values, Our Voice, Our Vote

Making Policy Public

Our Values, Our Voice, Our Vote

Don't Trash NYC!

Public Access Design

Don't Trash NYC!

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Innocent Until Proven Risky

Making Policy Public

Innocent Until Proven Risky

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Safe Space?

City Studies

Safe Space?

Common Cents

City Studies

Common Cents