Category Archives: Community

Fortune Applauds Goal Of World AIDS Day 2015: “Getting To Zero Infections”

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

It was 1987 and I remember it like it was yesterday. I was into the seventh year of a 15-to-life sentence at Green Haven, and had just returned from an outside hospital trip. For a couple of days I had…Read More

Categories: Community, Events

Can The Fortune Society Count On Your Support On #GivingTuesday?

Monday, November 16, 2015

We’re two weeks away from #GivingTuesday on Dec. 1, a worldwide movement that promotes service and giving. Last year, over 30,000 organizations in 68 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday, including The Fortune Society. This year, we’d love for you…Read More

Categories: Community, Events, Featured

How to Ace an Interview—Even With an 800-Pound Gorilla in the Room

Thursday, November 12, 2015

PHOTO: ADRIENNE GRUNWALD FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Danel Sprinkle practices his handshake with volunteer executive Betty Rauch at the Handshake and Smile workshop during the Fortune Society’s two-week Fortune Society’s Successful Transition course. Our Successful Transition workshop was recently featured…Read More

Categories: Community, Events

Fortune’s Castle Gardens Provides Housing, Counseling, And A Platform For Building A Life

Sunday, November 8, 2015

There are few places that offer real assistance to those who have been incarcerated and are trying to get their lives back on track — or even those who are building a life for the very first time. Castle Gardens…Read More

Categories: Community, Events

Join us on November 10th, 8-9PM EST for a Twitter Chat!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

On Thursday, November 10th, 8-9pm EST, we will be hosting a Twitter Chat titled Out of the Shadows: Addressing the Stigma of Mental Illness. We will be joined by organizations, advocates and others from across the country and we hope that…Read More

Categories: Community, Events

Fortune Encourages Increased “Participatory Budgeting”
Which Seeks To Involve Everyone

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Five years ago, four City Council members brought a radical new version of public engagement to New York City — Participatory Budgeting (PB). As a member of the City Wide Steering Committee — and through my work coordinating outreach to…Read More

Categories: Community, Events

Help Our Fortune Flyers Cross the Finish Line!

Friday, October 30, 2015

REMINDER!! We need YOU to help us fill out the ‪#‎FortuneFlyers‬ Cheering Squad this Sunday, Nov. 1! We have 11 runners in the NYC Marathon, including 2 clients and 3 Board members! Full details on the NYC Marathon are on…Read More

Categories: Community, Events

Fortune Society VP Offers Up
14 Suggestions For A Successful Reentry

Monday, October 26, 2015

The reentry process from prison or jail can be complicated and replete with challenges. There are, however, effective ways to navigate the process and to have a successful reentry. While it is best to find out what applies to your particular…Read More

Categories: Community

Fortune Society Combats The Stigma Of Mental Illness That Limits Access To Treatment And Services

Monday, October 19, 2015

When looking at the numerous barriers that can pose obstacles for people with criminal backgrounds to obtain mental health treatment, of primary concern is the stigma those with a mental illness experience. In addition to the well-known barriers — such…Read More

Categories: Community, Events

Fortune Society Veterans Theatre Troupe

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Theater of the Oppressed NYC and the Fortune Society are partnering to create and sustain a popular theatre troupe as part of the Fortune Society’s Reentry Veterans Initiative. If you are a veteran, or know people who are, and would…Read More

Categories: Community, Events


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