The Water Underground

Urban Investigations

The Water Underground

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

What Up With DAT?

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

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Making Policy Public

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Meet the Gun Laws

City Studies

Meet the Gun Laws

Sign Up!

Public Access Design

Sign Up!

Don't Bank On It

Making Policy Public

Don't Bank On It

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?