Category Archives: Community

Run for Reform, With The Fortune Flyers

Friday, March 24, 2017

Running can transform lives— in more ways than one. We are excited to announce that we are again joining the TCS New York City Marathon as 2017 Charity Partners! Celebrating our 50th anniversary this year, our renewal in this effort…Read More

Categories: Community, Featured

The Fortune Society News of the Week — the week of March 20, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ——————————————————————————————————- David Rothenberg’s Fortune Rabbi, tzaddik, shaman: there may be something of all of these in David Rothenberg, who was celebrated…Read More

Categories: Community, Events

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

Monday, March 13, 2017

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ——————————————————————————————————– Black women bear an undue burden of the HIV epidemic As a black woman, one issue that is important to…Read More

Categories: Community, News

A Safe Space for Sharon

In January 2016, I reentered into the community after serving 19 years in prison. Women face unique experiences while incarcerated— their journey to successful reentry is no different. As a woman diagnosed with cancer, my path to a fulfilled life…Read More

Categories: Community, Featured, Fortune Faces

Helping Hands

Friday, March 10, 2017

Nicholas Posada Benefits Coordinator, Single Stop Program The Fortune Society  For many justice-involved individuals reentering the community, the road to productivity is filled with many obstacles. Securing housing and employment, accessing SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) benefits or health insurance:…Read More

Categories: Community, Featured

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

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ——————————————————————————————————– Weprin, Fortune Society push to keep visitation days in state prisons Last Sunday, New York State Assemblyman David Weprin and…Read More

Categories: Community, News

A Lifetime of Service

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Michael Perez Program Supervisor, ATI The Fortune Society On any given weekday at Fortune, one can peer into Michael Perez’s office and find him in the midst of paperwork: writing reports, fulfilling compliance checks, and completing other duties. Away from…Read More

Categories: Community, Featured

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, 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

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