Category Archives: Community

An Unbreakable Bond

Friday, December 2, 2016

William Johnson Client The Fortune Society  It’s often difficult for justice-involved individuals to stay connected to their loved ones. Incarceration can tear families apart. As a result, many children grow up without the support of both parents. But my story…Read More

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Invest in Life-Changing Opportunities

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Damon Rodriguez Former Client The Fortune Society  After 17 years in prison, Damon Rodriguez was homeless and unemployed upon release. It was a situation he was all too familiar with: “I was in the streets since I was 12-years-old,” he…Read More

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Rodney’s Road to Self Love

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Rodney Taylor Residential Aide The Fortune Society I first came into contact with the criminal justice system at age seven, and never spent a whole year free until I was 29. But after a degrading incident with a corrections officer,…Read More

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10 Ways to Support The Fortune Society

Monday, November 21, 2016

Since 1967, we’ve held true to our mission of supporting successful reentry from incarceration and promoting alternatives to incarceration. Each year, over 6,000 individuals enter our doors to receive our holistic services, all of which puts them on paths to…Read More

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Give to New Paths Forward

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Meet Damon Rodriguez, Alisa Morrison, and Otis Johnson. Together, they spent a combined 57.8 years in prison. When they came home, Fortune helped them find new paths forward. Damon shares: “Coming to an organization where there’s help for you…, where…Read More

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Korrine’s Recipe for Success

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Korrine Granton Chef The Fortune Society I developed a passion for the culinary arts at a young age, when my mother used to teach my sister and me how to cook. My entire family has always loved cooking—you could say…Read More

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From Fortune Client to Education Counselor

Monday, October 24, 2016

Osi Gerald  Education Counselor The Fortune Society I was first introduced to the importance of education for justice-involved people at the age of 18, as a Fortune client. During my time in our Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) program, the teachers…Read More

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Inspiring Voices as a Fortune Teacher

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Brittany Smith Teacher, Education Services The Fortune Society Picture this: It’s the first day of class. Some students are scrolling through their phones and others are just sitting and waiting. I walk in the classroom trying to appear confident, but…Read More

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Reflections From a Fortune ATI Counselor

Monday, October 3, 2016

  Carlos Flores Former ATI Counselor The Fortune Society Fortune’s ATI (Alternative to Incarceration) program is a path to radical transformation. As an ATI Counselor, I’ve experienced it firsthand, in informative and rewarding ways. I’ve had clients from as young…Read More

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Applauding SUNY’s Decision to #BanTheBox

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

In a major step forward for formerly incarcerated people, the State University of New York (SUNY) recently voted to remove the question about criminal history from its student application. This decision comes after the SUNY Board of Trustees heard testimony…Read More

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