Category Archives: Community

A Tribute to Bill McCormack

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Bill McCormack, our former Chief Technology Officer, passed away earlier this week after battling cancer for more than a year.  Bill was a very special person to so many of us – incredibly passionate about Fortune’s mission and enormously generous in…Read More

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Teaching Fortune Clients To Let Their Stomachs Be Their Guide

Monday, August 24, 2015

Many people think that “nutritionist” and “food police” are synonymous. Those same folks would be surprised to know that dietitian nutritionists spend a great deal of time trying to convince people to eat. That’s because extreme thinness and rapid weight…Read More

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Fortune Society Aims To Decrease
HIV Infections, Increase Physical Health
Of Clients

Monday, August 17, 2015

With so many demands in life, it’s not uncommon for some Fortune clients to neglect their physical health. Because physical and mental health are interrelated, the former is something that we help clients address. Fortune employs a full-time nurse who…Read More

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Previously Pardoned, He Advocates Expanded Use Of Pardons For Others

Friday, August 7, 2015

“Mr. Cumberbatch, as you know, you have applied for a pardon to the Governor’s Office — and I am pleased to inform you that you have been chosen as a recipient.” It was Dec. 31, 2014. Everything after that was…Read More

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Applause For And Some Thoughts On The Second Chance Pell Pilot Program

Monday, August 3, 2015

“As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to create a fairer, more effective criminal justice system, reduce recidivism, and combat the impact of mass incarceration on communities,” the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) on Friday launched the Pell Pilot program. According…Read More

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Visit the Fortune Farmstand

Saturday, August 1, 2015

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SAVE THE DATE: The 2015 Fortune Society Fall Benefit Honoring BRYAN STEVENSON

Thursday, July 30, 2015

To purchase your tickets now click here. To purchase tables and/or ask questions please contact Raven Abreu at 347.510.3448 or email

Categories: Community, Events, Featured

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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