Category Archives: Events

The Beautiful Thing About Participatory Budgeting

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a civic engagement tool that brings people together to share ideas about local capital improvements, and then they work with each other and their government officials to prioritize the projects that matter most. Finally, they vote…Read More

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March 30-April 17 Prison Obscura Curated by Prison Photography editor Pete Brook, Prison Obscura is a traveling exhibition that explores an area of society that, in spite of its explosive growth, continues to exist in the shadows — the country’s…Read More

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The Fortune Society Presents Cooking Demonstrations

Friday, March 20, 2015

Please join us at Castle Gardens for our weekly cooking demonstrations.  Presented by Just Food Community Chef Margaret Schehl, demonstrations use fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables and are held in the lobby of Castle Gardens, part of our residential and service…Read More

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Fortune’s Michelle Diaz – “The Hat Changer” – Named To Annie E. Casey Youth Advisory Council

Fortune Society clients who are now allowed to wear their hats inside the Agency can thank Michelle Diaz who was instrumental in changing the “no hats” rule that had been in place for many years. Michelle, who has never been…Read More

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Traveling To Upstate New York – And Back In Time 26 Years

I often wonder — even after so many years — why I still get a funny feeling in my stomach when I’m traveling to upstate New York. After all, my purpose for this trip is a lot different from the…Read More

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Upcoming Events Calendar

March 23-April 17 Prison Obscura Curated by Prison Photography editor Pete Brook, Prison Obscura is a traveling exhibition that explores an area of society that, in spite of its explosive growth, continues to exist in the shadows — the country’s…Read More

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Upcoming Events Calendar

Monday, March 16, 2015

March 16-April 17 Prison Obscura Curated by Prison Photography editor Pete Brook, Prison Obscura is a traveling exhibition that explores an area of society that, in spite of its explosive growth, continues to exist in the shadows — the country’s…Read More

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Fortune Supports Making Healthy Food Choices

The Fortune Society understands that it is nearly impossible to build a better future if your basic needs aren’t being met. In 2011, we worked with a group of students from NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service to determine that…Read More

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You Can Judge A Society By How Well It Treats People In Its Prisons

Monday, March 9, 2015

Frederick Douglass — the social reformer, orator, and former slave — once said, “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” In no place is this truer today than in our jails and prisons. We have given birth to a system…Read More

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Upcoming Events Calendar

Sunday, March 8, 2015

March 9-April 17 Prison Obscura Curated by Prison Photography editor Pete Brook, Prison Obscura is a traveling exhibition that explores an area of society that, in spite of its explosive growth, continues to exist in the shadows — the country’s…Read More

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