Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

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Public Access Design

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Prison Profits: Who Pays The Price

City Studies

Prison Profits: Who Pays The Price

The Cargo Chain

Making Policy Public

The Cargo Chain

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. 

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Bodega Down Bronx

Urban Investigations

Bodega Down Bronx

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

Public Access Design

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

Is College For Me?

Public Access Design

Is College For Me?

If You Can Make It Here...

Urban Investigations

If You Can Make It Here...

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Technical Assistance

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting