Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Level Up

City Studies

Level Up

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Public Access Design

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance
    • 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!

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

Bottled Up

City Studies

Bottled Up

I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!