Category Archives: Community

Fighting for the Dream

Monday, January 16, 2017

Each January, we honor Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy as a civil rights leader. We celebrate how his efforts led to historic legislation prohibiting racial discrimination and guaranteeing voting rights for people of color. But though we have…Read More

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Beginning Again After 31 Years

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Harry Cruz Client The Fortune Society After thirty-one years in prison, I was released in October 2016 with few resources. I had to quickly adjust to a society that was drastically different from what I knew before incarceration, and needed…Read More

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Jose’s Fresh Start

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Fortune client Jose Jordan has been involved in the criminal justice system since 1989. Released in 2014 and now employed, Jose recently secured his first one-bedroom apartment with our help. When introduced to him, his Fortune Case Manager, Nelson Rivera,…Read More

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The Road Ahead

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

2016 was challenging for all of us. There are many uncertainties about the future, but one thing is certain: The Fortune Society will be here. For almost 50 years, we’ve given hope to thousands of individuals coming home from prison,…Read More

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Creative Possibilities with Guy Woodard

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Guy Woodard Art Instructor The Fortune Society Step into the creative world of Guy Woodard. As a masterful illustrator, Guy teaches Fortune clients how to render their hopes and dreams through art. Like a good dream, a proper rendering must…Read More

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Tears of joy, From a new High School Graduate

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Jamil went to seven different schools before coming to The Fortune Society. For six years, he struggled to pass basic math. During that time, he also became involved with the criminal justice system. But things changed when he enrolled in our…Read More

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Hot off the Press

Friday, December 16, 2016

In our latest issue of The Fortune News, see how individual support like yours: provides nearly 30,000 hot meals to our clients; distributes over 22,000 pounds of fresh, locally grown produce to people in need; educates the community on the…Read More

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Balanced Diets, Balanced Lives

Monday, December 12, 2016

Jaime McBeth Food & Nutrition Program Manager The Fortune Society From family gatherings to first dates, shared meals are perfect complements to deep conversations, inside jokes and unforgettable memories. Indeed, food is a key ingredient to relationship building. At Fortune,…Read More

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A Place to Call Home

Friday, December 9, 2016

Fortune client Vertell Dunham has been out of the criminal justice system for five years. Through the help of The Fortune Society, he’s successfully found a path to success. “Fortune has afforded me a second chance at life,” he says….Read More

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The Impact You’ve Made, by the Numbers

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

This year, individual contributions to The Fortune Society provided life-changing services to over 6,000 individuals. These investments also fueled our policy, advocacy, research, and community education efforts. From assisting justice-involved job seekers in securing new jobs to pushing policies that…Read More

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