How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?
    • 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!

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

What Options Doc?

Urban Investigations

What Options Doc?

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter