Category Archives: Community

Open Doors of Love

Friday, February 24, 2017

Iraida Solano Intake Worker, BLC The Fortune Society For 50 years, we’ve said “Welcome Home!” to thousands of justice-involved individuals. Without judgment, we give love consistently. It’s a part of who we are, and is felt inside each corner of…Read More

Categories: Community, Events, Featured

The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of February 13, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ——————————————————————————————————– New book, ‘Jack and Norman,’ misses the point on prison re-entry For formerly incarcerated individuals, community-minded and holistic reentry programs…Read More

Categories: Community, News

The Power of Creativity

John Runowicz Manager of Creative Arts The Fortune Society When John Runowicz first picked up an instrument at age 12, it was love at first sound. “It’s part of who I am,” he says. A singer, songwriter, guitarist and ethnomusicologist,…Read More

Categories: Community, Featured

The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of February 6, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ——————————————————————————————————– Bills passed to help tenants of New York ‘three-quarter homes’ On Wednesday afternoon [February 1, 2017], the New York City…Read More

Categories: Community, News

Planning for a Freer Tomorrow

Lorenzo Brooks Client The Fortune Society I was incarcerated for 30 years. In prison, I found support through a group that focused on maintaining community ties between the incarcerated and outside world. One day, staff from The Fortune Society visited…Read More

Categories: Community, Featured, Fortune Faces

Interning at Fortune: Experience Beyond the Classroom

Monday, January 30, 2017

Particular life events inspire many people in justice work to pursue a career in the field. For Fortune interns Joseph Tacker-Wyss and Tiffani Teng, this moment came through reading Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow during their senior years of…Read More

Categories: Community, Featured

Tuning into Change After 44 Years

Monday, January 23, 2017

  Norman Latham Client The Fortune Society Every morning, I turn on a radio that I purchased while incarcerated. When it broke during my transfer to another prison, I sent it to my niece in Chicago to keep it safe….Read More

Categories: Community, Featured

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

Categories: Community, Featured

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

Categories: Community, Featured

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

Categories: Community, Featured

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