The Deciders

City Studies

The Deciders

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Level Up

City Studies

Level Up

Print 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. 

Food Stamped

City Studies

Food Stamped

Scary, Ok With it, Good

City Studies

Scary, Ok With it, Good

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos