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In a weekly songwriting and recording workshop, participants craft and record songs at the on-site music studio at our Long Island City service center. The original compositions are shared with the public through various platforms including YouTube and Soundcloud and during special events throughout the year. The fruits of the community’s artistry include the release of the first EP in the organization’s 54-year history: Success Stories Vol. 1. The songs and spoken word pieces were created, recorded and produced entirely by program participants. Each track is steeped in positivity and a socially conscience outlook - with topics ranging from police brutality to the benefits of talking with a therapist.

Music Cafe/Open Mic

Every Thursday from noon to 1 pm EST, the Fortune community gathers for a lunchtime performance to showcase their talents through song, poetry and more. Now held in person (again!) at our service center in Long Island City, the Music Cafe is open to the public. Please contact John Runowicz ( for more information. 

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