Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

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Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

What's in the Water?

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What's in the Water?

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

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What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

The Public School Avengers

Urban Investigations

The Public School Avengers

Shifty Business

Public Access Design

Shifty Business

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. 

Snack Attack

City Studies

Snack Attack

SERVE!

Public Access Design

SERVE!

Your School, Your Choice!

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Your School, Your Choice!

Pinned Down? Rise Up!

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Pinned Down? Rise Up!

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Urban Investigations

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple