Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Urban Investigations

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Soda Census

City Studies

Soda Census

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Displaced From This Place?

Urban Investigations

Displaced From This Place?

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

City Studies

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

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. 

Food Stamped

City Studies

Food Stamped

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

What Up With DAT?

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Pay Dirt

City Studies

Pay Dirt

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

Know Your Lines

Making Policy Public

Know Your Lines