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MISSION MILESTONES

  1. 1967
  2. 1969
  3. 1971
  4. 1971
  5. 1989
  6. 1991
  7. 1992
  8. 2002
  9. 2007
  10. 2010
  11. 2011
  • 1967

    David Rothenberg produces Fortune and Men’s Eyes, spurring discussion in the audience and eventually leading to the founding of The Fortune Society.

  • 1969

    Fortune launches its first unit, Education Services, which empowers students to pursue educational and professional goals, such as a High School Equivalency diploma or attending college.

  • 1971

    Fortune representatives are called to observe the Attica Riots, a major incident in the Incarcerated People’s Rights Movement.

  • 1971

    Fortune hires first Job Developer, launching Employment Services unit, which equips formerly incarcerated job seekers to thrive in the workplace.

  • 1989

    JoAnne Page becomes Fortune’s Executive Director.

  • 1991

    Launch of Alternatives to Incarceration unit, which helps reduce prison and jail populations and helps thousands of individuals to lead law-abiding, productive lives.

  • 1992

    Launch of Substance Abuse Treatment Services unit, which helps people to recover from substance use issues.

  • 2002

    The Fortune Academy (a.k.a “the Castle”), Fortune’s transitional housing facility opens, launching Housing unit.

  • 2007

    Launch of The David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy, which advocates for a fairer criminal justice system and fights to level barriers against successful community reentry.

  • 2010

    Doors open at Fortune’s supportive housing facility, Castle Gardens.

  • 2011

    Launch of the Better Living Center, Fortune’s NYS Office of Mental Health licensed outpatient mental health treatment clinic.

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