Category Archives: Featured

A Steady Ark of Hope

Monday, February 8, 2016

I have reached the age when, as comics say, they don’t even buy green bananas. But I can’t let chronology interrupt my efforts to strengthen The Fortune Society. In 1994, after a long career in business management, I returned to…Read More

Categories: Community, Events, Featured

Discharge Planning Is Not Enough

Monday, February 1, 2016

The United States incarcerates more people than any other country in the world— over 2.2 million individuals are currently incarcerated in prisons and jails. This number increased by nearly 500% since the 1980s. One factor contributing to this drastic increase…Read More

Categories: Community, Featured

The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of February 1, 2016

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————- Barack Obama: Why We Must Rethink Solitary Confinement In 2010, a 16-year-old named Kalief Browder from the Bronx was accused of stealing a…Read More

Categories: Featured, News

When The Bottom Line Isn’t The Bottom Line

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

It’s easy to measure how successful a company is.  Take a look at “the bottom line”—or a company’s profits.   What happens, however, when a company’s “profit” is social change and its “investors” are the government, foundations, and private donors? That’s…Read More

Categories: Community, Featured

The Right Priorities for Criminal Justice Reform

Monday, January 18, 2016

The Fortune Society applauds Governor Cuomo as he continues to take much-needed steps to reform the criminal justice system and support reentry efforts. Recently, he announced a strategy to offer an official pardon to approximately ten thousand qualifying individuals. Candidates…Read More

Categories: Community, Featured, Policy + Advocacy

Holiday Shopping? Use Amazon Smile and Help Support Fortune Society

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Did you know that you can support The Fortune Society just by doing your regular holiday shopping? Visit and for every purchase you make, they will donate a percentage of the total cost to Fortune. It’s called Amazon Smile….Read More

Categories: Featured

Creative Arts at The Fortune Society

Saturday, June 27, 2015

To this day, we remain deeply rooted in the arts – recognizing the critical need for creative expression and artistic outlets for our clients.To read the full report, click here.    

Categories: 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

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


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