Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Urban Investigations

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Public Access Design

Bail's Set... What's Next?
    • 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!

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Public Access Design

Bail's Set... What's Next?

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?