Category Archives: Community

Another Reason Why Cases Like Akai Gurley and Eric Garner Should Matter to Us

Monday, December 22, 2014

Every year The Fortune Society welcomes and services over 4,000 returning citizens from incarceration. Some come from decades of incarceration while others seek alternatives to incarceration, and may have only spent a day or two in jail. As is often…Read More

Categories: Community, Events, Policy + Advocacy

Press Release: New Lawsuit Challenges Landlord’s Ban on Renting to Those With Criminal Records

Friday, October 31, 2014

NEW LAWSUIT CHARGES THAT A PRIVATE LANDLORD’S BLANKET BAN ON RENTING APARTMENTS TO PEOPLE WITH CRIMINAL RECORD IS A CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATION UNDER THE FAIR HOUSING ACT Fortune Society’s federal lawsuit accuses Sandcastle Towers Housing Development Fund Corp., Sarasota Gold LLC and…Read More

Categories: Community, Events, Featured

How One Play Saved Thousands Of Lives

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey interviews and hosts a Q+A with David Rothenberg, the founder of The Fortune Society. They will discuss the 1967 play “Fortune and Men’s Eyes” which led to the creation of the Fortune Society and…Read More

Categories: Community, Events

Help the Fortune Flyers make it to the finish line of the TCS NYC Marathon!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

On Sunday, November 2, 2014, The Fortune Flyers will run for The Fortune Society in the TCS New York City Marathon. We provide essential services to individuals re-entering society after incarceration, as they face challenges that would test the most resilient among us.  Fortune’s holistic,…Read More

Categories: Community, Events, Featured

Fortune’s Fall Benefit Photos

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Categories: Community, Events, News

Drive Change Snowday Food Truck Visits Fortune

Friday, September 19, 2014

Today we celebrated the many food programs The Fortune Society has to offer with a whole day dedicated to food! weheartlic.com has more details! Today from 11am to 3pm the Snowday truck is parked outside of The Fortune Society outside…Read More

Categories: Community, Events, News

The Fortune Society to Receive Community Service Award

October 25, 2014, The New York Society for Ethical Culture will present the Frank B. Prescod Community Service Award to The Fortune Society.

Categories: Community, Events, News

Tickets Now Available for The Fortune Fall Benefit October 14!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

  Get your tickets to the Fortune Fall Benefit Today from eventbrite.com. The Benefit will be held Tuesday, October 14, from 6:00PM to 9:00PM at the TriBeca Rooftop!

Categories: Community, Events, News

Fortune and Culinary Business Leaders Meet

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Members of the Culinary Business Community met with Fortune staff this week to discuss the goals, expectations, and rewards for being a part of Fortune’s Culinary Business Advisor Council. The meeting, in advance of the Council’s first “official” session, included…Read More

Categories: Community, Events, News

End Brutality At Rikers Island

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Please join Jails Action Coalition (JAC) to create a list of community demands to end brutality at Rikers Island. Speakers include CM Dromm, NYCLU, JAC, CAIC, UJC, Bronx Defenders, NRCAT and Fortune’s Dr. Kirk James, as well as formerly incarcerated…Read More

Categories: Community, Events

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