Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

New School on the Block

City Studies

New School on the Block

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Bodega Down Bronx

Urban Investigations

Bodega Down Bronx

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú
    • Thursday, March  2, 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!

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Urban Investigations

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Public Access Design

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!