Figuring Out FEMA

Public Access Design

Figuring Out FEMA

Get Money

City Studies

Get Money

Care Aware

City Studies

Care Aware

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Public Access Design

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Swept Up

Urban Investigations

Swept Up

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

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. 

New School on the Block

City Studies

New School on the Block

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

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Public Access Design

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Our Values, Our Voice, Our Vote

Making Policy Public

Our Values, Our Voice, Our Vote

SERVE!

Public Access Design

SERVE!

Your Truth, Your Rights

Public Access Design

Your Truth, Your Rights