Category Archives: Community

Mass Incarceration & Aging In Prison: A Stain On The Archives Of American History

Saturday, June 27, 2015

[This article is reprinted from the May issue of FORTUNE NEWS which focuses on “Aging And The Criminal Justice System.”] When it comes to incarceration in this country, many of our elected officials have been driving policy while under the influence….Read More

Categories: Community, Events

Fortune’s Alternatives To Incarceration (ATI) Program: Giving Individuals A Second Chance

Monday, June 22, 2015

This past month, on May 14, The Fortune Society — along with other New York Alternatives to Incarceration/Reentry Coalition members — attended a rally to encourage city leaders to continue growing the funding for alternatives to incarceration (ATI) programs across…Read More

Categories: Community, Events, Featured

Our Founder David Rothenberg to be honored by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

As featured in Off the Grid on June 5th, 2015 Offrothenberg the Grid is highlighting the winners of the 2015 Village Awards in the lead up to the June 17th Annual Meeting & Award Ceremony. Previous entries include Barbara Shaum and…Read More

Categories: Community, Events, Featured

2015 LGBTQ Pride Celebrations: Yesterday’s Struggle, Today’s Heritage

Friday, June 12, 2015

It was during the early-morning hours of June 28, 1969, and The Fortune Society founder David Rothenberg was sitting in his apartment on Christopher Street witnessing what some have called the watershed moment of the gay rights movement. “I watched…Read More

Categories: Community, Events

YOU’RE INVITED! JUNE 16: The Fortune Society’s 1st Annual DRCPP Media

To RSVP please email rabreu@fortunesociety.org.

Categories: Community, Events

Reducing HIV By Lowering Burden Of Incarceration For Young Men

Saturday, June 6, 2015

The Fortune Society’s Stanley Richards and Advisory Board Member Bob Fullilove served on the Ending the Epidemic Task Force, which Governor Cuomo convened after endorsing the groundbreaking Plan to End the AIDS Epidemic in New York. Stanley and Bob were…Read More

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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

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

Categories: Community, Events

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

Categories: Community, Events

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