New School on the Block

City Studies

New School on the Block

Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Making Policy Public

Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Vendor Power!

Making Policy Public

Vendor Power!

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!
    • Thursday, March  2, 2017, 4:30pm

Introducing A Fair Chance!

Introducing _A Fair Chance_!

Finding a job after you’re released from prison is difficult. Some employers discriminate against people with criminal records, and explaining a gap in your resume is tricky. New York City recently passed the Fair Chance Act to protect formerly incarcerated New Yorkers from employment discrimination, but figuring out what employers can and can’t do under the new legislation can be confusing. What is and isn’t legal for employers to ask when hiring? What are your options if you think that an employer has treated you unfairly because of your criminal record? 

CUP teamed up with VOCAL-NY, designer Lizania Cruz, and illustrator Natalie Ramirez to create A Fair Chance, a guide to help formerly incarcerated people understand their rights under the Fair Chance Act, advocate for themselves, and hold employers accountable. The guide gives steps that people can take to strengthen their employment applications and connect to professional services to support them.

For full details on this project, click here!

I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Draw the line!

Technical Assistance

Draw the line!

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

Free For All?

City Studies

Free For All?

Don't Trash NYC!

Public Access Design

Don't Trash NYC!

Happy Meals?

City Studies

Happy Meals?

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!