2017 CONCORDIA annual SUMMIT IN new york city: Fortune Society
Focused on the issue of criminal justice reform, this Day of Engagement takes place at the Fortune Society, a non-profit social service and advocacy organization whose mission is to promote alternatives to incarceration, and support individuals as they reenter society. Finding gainful employment is one of the chief obstacles faced by the formerly incarcerated. The Fortune Society provides employment services to equip this community with the skills necessary to obtain employment and thrive in the workplace. Through Job Readiness workshops, participants are taught how to network, excel in interviews, answer difficult conviction questions, and create a resume and cover letter.
Concordia Members will conduct a mock Job Readiness workshop with Fortune Society clients. Participants will also learn about the Fortune Society’s innovative partnership with Bloomberg LP, through which the private sector helps address systemic challenges facing a marginalized community.