Mayor Bloomberg Presents Apartment Keys to New Residents Including Formerly Incarcerated Individuals and Low Income Families
On Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 10:00 a.m., Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg will join JoAnne Page, President and CEO of The Fortune Society and Jonathan F.P. Rose, President of Jonathan Rose Companies in celebrating the grand opening of Castle Gardens, a 114-unit, eco-friendly apartment complex in West Harlem. The new $42 million building will offer permanent housing and support services for formerly incarcerated individuals and affordable apartments for members of the neighboring community.
Mayor Bloomberg will present apartment keys to new residents including formerly incarcerated individuals and low income families.
Also on hand at the grand opening will be Capital One Community Development Finance representatives, West Harlem residents and federal, state and local officials.
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About the Fortune Society
The Fortune Society is a nonprofit social service and advocacy organization, founded in 1967, whose mission is to support successful reentry from prison and promote alternatives to incarceration, thus strengthening the fabric of our communities.
Fortune works to create a world where all who are incarcerated or formerly incarcerated can become positive, contributing members of society. We do this through a holistic, one-stop model of service provision that includes: Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI), drop-in services, employment services, education, family services, health services, housing services, substance abuse treatment, transitional services such as the Rikers Island Discharge Enhancement (R.I.D.E.) program, recreation, and lifetime aftercare.
The Fortune Society’s board of directors includes Anne L. Gray, Casimiro Torres, Richard Eisner, Eleanor Jackson Piel, Imam Salahuddin M. Muhammad, Luke Weil, John Sanful, Louise Tabbiner, Mark D. Lebow, Betty P. Rauch, Eric A. Seiff, Martin Horn, Yvette Brissett Andre, Vivian D. Nixon, Kirk A. James, Roland Nicholson, Jr., Gabriel S. Oberfield, Sarah Netburn, Samson Styles, Jean Jeremie, Roland Acevedo, and Max Lindeman.