Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

New School on the Block

City Studies

New School on the Block

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Housing Court Help

Public Access Design

Housing Court Help

We care!

Making Policy Public

We care!

Lunchroom Digest

City Studies

Lunchroom Digest

Print Child Support?!

You receive a letter in the mail telling you to show up in court for a child support hearing. What do you do? Many young fathers are confused and scared. They may want to do the right thing and support their child, but they’re not sure how, and are afraid to go to court.

But ignoring the letter and not showing up in court has serious, long-term, consequences on a father’s life. Without the father’s input and proof of income, the judge may assign payments he can’t afford, increasing both the father’s and the children’s financial instability. Over 95% of teen parents who appear in family court alone do not understand what to do when they get to court, or what their rights are.

CUP collaborated with the Resilience Advocacy Project (RAP) and designers WeShouldDoItAll to create this English and Spanish fold-out poster. Directly aimed at teen fathers, the illustrated poster breaks down the child support process in concrete steps, highlighting fathers’ rights, and guiding them through their day in family court. The poster will better equip fathers to advocate for themselves within the system, to empower them with the tools to be active agents in their own and their children’s lives, and, ultimately, to obtain child support orders that they can understand and afford.

I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Technical Assistance

Fast-Tracked

Urban Investigations

Fast-Tracked

SERVE!

Public Access Design

SERVE!

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

Lotto Zone

Urban Investigations

Lotto Zone