The Fortune Academy and Castle Gardens

The Fortune Society is one of the nation’s leading reentry service organizations, providing an array of services and programs for more than 7,000 formerly incarcerated individuals each year. In 2002, Fortune opened The Fortune Academy, also known as “The Castle,” a transitional supportive housing facility in what was formerly a convent in West Harlem that provides a safe, rehabilitative community for people coming home from incarceration who would otherwise be homeless. This was followed in 2010 by the opening of the adjacent Castle Gardens, a mixed-use, supportive, and affordable residential development in a LEED-gold, environmentally sustainable building.

Open House New York and The Fortune Society invite you to tour these two facilities to hear more about Fortune’s innovative programs and services, and learn how facilities like these are supporting efforts to reform New York’s criminal justice system.


Spaces of Justice is a year-long series of tours, panel discussions, and other public programs that allow the public to examine firsthand the spaces with primary responsibility for producing safety and rendering justice in New York City. Major support has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and a grant from the Reba Judith Sandler Foundation.

The Fortune Academy and Castle Gardens
630 Riverside Dr
New York, NY 10031

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