Category Archives: Community

A Response To President Obama’s Criminal Justice Proposals

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

On July 13, President Obama used his Executive Power to grant clemency to 46 people convicted of non-violent offenses. This is a step in the right direction for criminal justice reform, as was his visit to a federal prison, and…Read More

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5 Steps To Becoming “Job-Ready” With A Criminal Justice Background

Monday, July 20, 2015

What makes a person “job-ready?” Many would think just having a resume, a bright smile, and the willingness to work is all you need to be job-ready. But, in truth, it requires much more. In today’s economy — where the…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of July 20, 2015

Saturday, July 18, 2015

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————– Education from the Inside Out Coalition Praises President Clinton for Admitting Past Mistakes; Citing Importance Of In-Prison Education The Education from the Inside…Read More

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Fortune Donates Archives, Makes Them Accessible To All

Monday, July 13, 2015

The story of The Fortune Society’s origin — from David Rothenberg’s off-Broadway production of “Fortune and Men’s Eyes” in 1967 — is well-documented in countless news stories and reminiscences, including David’s 2012 memoir, Fortune in My Eyes.  However, the history…Read More

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Put Mayor de Blasio’s Executive Budget To Good Use For Fortune Clients

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Sharing the sentiment of Phillip Saperia, CEO of the Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies, I believe that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Executive Budget, that extends funding for mental health and social services programs, will be greatly appreciated — both by…Read More

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Mass Incarceration & Aging In Prison: A Stain On The Archives Of American History

Saturday, June 27, 2015

[This article is reprinted from the May issue of FORTUNE NEWS which focuses on “Aging And The Criminal Justice System.”] When it comes to incarceration in this country, many of our elected officials have been driving policy while under the influence….Read More

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Fortune’s Alternatives To Incarceration (ATI) Program: Giving Individuals A Second Chance

Monday, June 22, 2015

This past month, on May 14, The Fortune Society — along with other New York Alternatives to Incarceration/Reentry Coalition members — attended a rally to encourage city leaders to continue growing the funding for alternatives to incarceration (ATI) programs across…Read More

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Our Founder David Rothenberg to be honored by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

As featured in Off the Grid on June 5th, 2015 Offrothenberg the Grid is highlighting the winners of the 2015 Village Awards in the lead up to the June 17th Annual Meeting & Award Ceremony. Previous entries include Barbara Shaum and…Read More

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2015 LGBTQ Pride Celebrations: Yesterday’s Struggle, Today’s Heritage

Friday, June 12, 2015

It was during the early-morning hours of June 28, 1969, and The Fortune Society founder David Rothenberg was sitting in his apartment on Christopher Street witnessing what some have called the watershed moment of the gay rights movement. “I watched…Read More

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YOU’RE INVITED! JUNE 16: The Fortune Society’s 1st Annual DRCPP Media

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