Category Archives: Community

A Steady Ark of Hope

Monday, February 8, 2016

I have reached the age when, as comics say, they don’t even buy green bananas. But I can’t let chronology interrupt my efforts to strengthen The Fortune Society. In 1994, after a long career in business management, I returned to…Read More

Categories: Community, Events, Featured

Discharge Planning Is Not Enough

Monday, February 1, 2016

The United States incarcerates more people than any other country in the world— over 2.2 million individuals are currently incarcerated in prisons and jails. This number increased by nearly 500% since the 1980s. One factor contributing to this drastic increase…Read More

Categories: Community

When The Bottom Line Isn’t The Bottom Line

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

It’s easy to measure how successful a company is.  Take a look at “the bottom line”—or a company’s profits.   What happens, however, when a company’s “profit” is social change and its “investors” are the government, foundations, and private donors? That’s…Read More

Categories: Community

The Right Priorities for Criminal Justice Reform

Monday, January 18, 2016

The Fortune Society applauds Governor Cuomo as he continues to take much-needed steps to reform the criminal justice system and support reentry efforts. Recently, he announced a strategy to offer an official pardon to approximately ten thousand qualifying individuals. Candidates…Read More

Categories: Community, Policy + Advocacy

Creative Arts At The Fortune Society

Monday, January 11, 2016

The Creative Arts are flourishing and expanding at The Fortune Society! As our first Manager of Creative Arts, I am the point-person for all arts-related activities across the organization which include music, theater, drawing, video, and digital animation. The arts…Read More

Categories: Community

Fortune’s Digital Makeover in 2016

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

A new year can mean a fresh start— an opportunity to take steps to reach our full potential and to make improvements. As we reach our 50th anniversary, Fortune is committing to “making over” our digital presence and improving the…Read More

Categories: Community, Events

Fortune Society Teaches Its Clients
To “Embrace Change” As The Secret
To A Successful Transition

Monday, December 28, 2015

Coming to The Fortune Society in 2004 was one of the best decisions I ever made. After serving 16 years in New York State Department of Corrections, I was determined not to return to wearing institution-issued greens, but instead to wear…Read More

Categories: Community, Events

The Fortune Society’s Staff Works Tirelessly To Deliver The Services That Change Lives

Monday, December 21, 2015

The Fortune Society is a complex organization with many moving parts, a staff of over 200, and a budget of $26 million. Our complexity stems from our mission — “to support successful reentry from prison and promote alternatives to incarceration.”…Read More

Categories: Community, Events

Fortune Thanks All Its Volunteers
Who Are Helping Change The Lives
Of Thousands Of Clients

Monday, December 14, 2015

Ever read to a group of second-graders at your local library? Organized books for a family member’s classroom? Served food at a soup kitchen? That’s great! You’ve dedicated your valuable time and unique talents to volunteering. And you’re not alone. In…Read More

Categories: Community, Events

Fortune’s Admissions Unit Serves As Agency’s Vanguard For Incoming Clients

Sunday, December 6, 2015

The Fortune Society’s Admissions Unit plays a vital and essential role within the agency. We serve as the agency’s vanguards, and are the first individuals who make contact with each client who arrives. It is our responsibility to make our…Read More

Categories: Community, Events


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