Category Archives: Community

Fortune’s Green Program Grads: Successfully Building And Rebuilding Our Communities

Monday, June 1, 2015

The Fortune’s Society’s footprint extends far beyond our mission of “strengthening the fabric of our communities.” Did you know that many of Fortune’s Green Program graduates are also making our communities better places to live and raise healthy families? Within…Read More

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Stanley Richards Is Appointed To NYC Board Of Corrections

Thursday, May 28, 2015

On May 27, the NYC Council confirmed Stanley Richards to be a member of the NYC Board of Corrections (BOC). He serves on the BOC as the first formerly incarcerated individual appointed by the City Council. He will lend his first-hand…Read More

Categories: Community, Events, Featured

Alternatives-To-Incarceration (ATI) Programs Aim To Reduce Over-Reliance On Prisons/Jails

Friday, May 22, 2015

Using Alternatives-To-Incarceration (ATI) programs serves our collective communities far better than jails and prisons as a crime-fighting, community-healing, and personal-accountability strategy. In 1964, the nation heard Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. make his most famous speech, “I Have A Dream.”…Read More

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Breaking The Silence Around The “Silent Epidemic” Of Hep C

Monday, May 18, 2015

On May 14, many people — including program participants — converged on the steps of City Hall to raise awareness of the significant impact and value of alternatives to incarceration (ATI) and reentry programs. That same day, advocates gathered on the…Read More

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Fortune Honors Michael K. Williams at our 2015 Spring Soiree

Thursday, May 14, 2015

On Tuesday, May 12th, 2015, we had our fifth annual Spring Soiree at the Bowery Hotel in Manhattan, New York. Our honoree this year was Michael K. Williams, award-winning actor, most famously known for his role of Omar in The…Read More

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West Point Cadets “Give Back” To Fortune

Saturday, May 9, 2015

The relationship between Company A1 of the United States Military Academy at West Point and The Fortune Society was initially forged in the early months of 2014. At that time, the future Company TAC Officer for A1 was working on a…Read More

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Our Senior VP, Stanley Richards on Stand Up! with Pete Dominick

On May 8th, 2015, our Senior Vice President, Stanley Richards was a guest on Stand Up! with Pete Dominick to discuss incarceration and the journey afterwards. Listen to the full interview by clicking the play button below.

Categories: Community, Events

Helping Communities Break The Cycle And Regain Their Power

Sunday, May 3, 2015

I dropped out of high school in the 9th grade. A substantial number of teenagers in my poor community dropped out, too. Despite our limited knowledge of educational standards, we knew that the schools in our community were low-quality. It…Read More

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Our Founder, David Rothernberg’s Open Letter To Seth Rogen …

Sunday, April 19, 2015

This past week, I sat in a classroom at The Fortune Society with a group of young men and women in their late teens and early 20s. All had been arrested. Most had done some jail time. The conversation that…Read More

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Fortune Arts Festival

For more information, contact John Runowicz at 347-510-3435 or e-mail

Categories: Community, Events


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