At the Fortune Society, we live our mission and try to draw from the population that we serve. This is reflected by the approximately half of our staff who have criminal justice histories or report that they are persons in recovery and over 80% of our staff who are from communities of color.
We strive to create a safe space and a supportive community that allows us to work as a team and in partnership with our program participants, service users, community members, funders, and other stakeholders.
We affirm justice is a right for every person and employ education and advocacy to promote the creation of a fair, humane, and truly rehabilitative correctional system.
We honor the history and diverse backgrounds of all members of our community and promote the uniqueness and dignity of each person. We believe in the inherent goodness of people and encourage its expression through developing habits of trust.
We value professional development, seek, sponsor and evaluate research, encourage critical feedback and readily adjust to changing circumstances. We listen to and learn from each other, our clients, our funders and stakeholders, and endeavor to reflect what we learn in our work.
We aspire to instill the belief that dreams are achievable. As the first step in that process, we acknowledge that change is possible and everyone has the capacity to change.
All individuals coming through our doors are valued, challenged and empowered to take responsibility for their actions – past and future.
AND WE CHOOSE TO...
Create a model environment where people respect both themselves and others;
Instill a sense of hope that is boundless and not limited by one’s past;
Support clients through the promotion of their strengths, accept them without judgment, and understand that we all are more than the worst thing we’ve ever done;
Foster the self-discipline that is necessary for achievement and advancement;
Believe that everyone is responsible for bringing about the change necessary to benefit those we serve to the fullest extent; and
Make a lifetime commitment to work with anyone willing to join us in this process.
The Fortune Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of conviction history, race, religion/creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, victim of domestic violence status or marital status.